Classroom FAQ’s

We offer four different classes for children ages 4-17 years old.

In-Person, Online,  Homeschool Classes & an Accelerated Sous Chef Program

We also offer other classes like: Adult Cooking Classes, Special classes like Parent/Child Classes, Young Adult Life-Skills Classes, and more. Classes range from $59 – $95. Refer to our calendar for class schedule, times, and fees.

These are full participation classes. All students take part in practicing techniques and preparing the menu items. We limit our Saturday classes to 10 students to ensure each Junior Chef has the undivided attention during class with all Tutor’s and Chefs that work with our students.

We understand that unanticipated events happen occasionally in everyone’s life. There may be Business meetings, family functions, car problems, and illness are just a few reasons why one might consider canceling an appointment.

In our desire to be effective and fair to all of our clients and out of consideration for our Chefs/ Staff time, we have adopted the following policies:

48 hour advance notice is required when canceling a spot in one of our classes or camps. This allows the opportunity for someone else to use this space.

If you are unable to give us 48 hours advance notice you will be charged the full amount of your scheduled class if you are paying for One-Time Visits.

No-shows For Fee-Based Classes Only: 
Anyone who either forgets or consciously chooses to forgo their class or camp for whatever reason will be considered a “no-show” You will be charged for the missed class or camp and future service will be denied until payment is made.

Kid’s classes are limited to children between the ages of 4  to 13. Parents are not allowed to stay during class unless your child is between 4-6 years old. If you child is between 4-6 years old, you may choose to stay or leave your little Chef with our Staff for a great time.

Our Teen classes range in age between 14 to 17 and adult classes are for persons 18 years and older.

Family classes are typically based upon ages 4 and up unless otherwise noted.

For all Kids, Teens, and Adult classes: we ask that you wear comfortable, casual clothing and closed-toed/rubber soled shoes and preferably have any long hair tied back.

** All Chefs, Tutors, & Staff have undergone mandatory Federal Background checks BEFORE Volunteering or Working at Junior Chefs of America**

Camps FAQ’s

We host camps throughout the year. All camps are 3 hours long. Each class and camp consist of themed-cooking depending on the time of year.  We teach our chefs about healthy eating using the Five Food Groups. While we are sure the recipes chosen are limited by most of our students,  we are always aware of picky eaters. We will hand out the curriculum for that camp in advance. If you notice a meal you believe your child won’t like,  please bring a lunch for your child on that day.

Each child will have a binder with the recipes and lessons from the camp. Apron hats and aprons are available to be kept for a fee. Inquire at time of registration.

Yes! At the end of each camp your chef will receive a recipe booklet with all of the recipes they made.

Early drop can be accommodated as long as arrangements are made for this in advance at the time of registration. We also understand that things happen and we all run late, however we ask that if you are running late please alert our staff so we are aware. Any student picked up beyond 15 minutes after class has ended may incur a $25 charge if our staff was not alerted.

Private Party FAQ’s

We love to host private parties.  Our school can hold up to 36 guests and 12 smaller children ages 2-5 year olds!

All parties include food choices that you choose at time of booking. We can make anything that doesn’t require more than 45 minutes to prepare.

We provide aprons and Chef hats for the class that can be purchased for a fee at the end of class if you want a keepsake!

We can even provide decoration for a fee, along with the cake if a order is requested.

Our parties include all the food items chosen by you and your junior chef prior to the event, our provided cooking equipment, two chefs, aprons to wear, and a great time!

Decorations are not included, however can be provided for an additional fee. Aprons and Chef Hats can be purchased for a fee.

Our Private Parties range from $38.00 – $44.00 per Junior Chef.
Our general cooking parties usually range from $42.00 – $48.00 per Junior Chef.

You can host your private party at our school or your home,  we can accommodate both ways. If we come to your home, we will provide all cooking utensils and food needed to host the event.

All parties last 2 – 2 ½ hours if you come to our school. If we come to your home/venue we will arrive 1 hour before party to set up. We will also use your sink to clean up and possibly your stove if needed for any baking items. We do charge a traveling fee of $135.00

If you use our school,  please be aware some decorations can’t be in the kitchen area for school safety reasons.  We will gladly discuss this with you at time of registration.

We require a minimum of 10 Chefs to consist of a Private Party. Although that number is not required in attendance, you will be charged the minimum amount to reserve the date.  The maximum we can host at our school is 36 Chefs. If you can accommodate the minimum or maximum at another location, we can host the event there!

Yes. Our minimum for ALL events is 10. You are not required to have 10 children attend, however, there is a paid minimum of 10 kids that must be met. Our classroom maximum is 20 kids per event due to new social distancing rules. Should you be hosting your event elsewhere and feel like you may be able to hold more than 20 kids, we are usually able to accommodate these requests.

You will be given a Party Coordinator who will work with you to provide the best event possible! They will call you 72 to 48 hours BEFORE the event to go over final details and headcount!

Community Cooking Events FAQ’s

Please read Private Parties FAQ as all concerns are addressed there. Please note the differences.

Recurring Gift FAQ’s

By selecting any recurring donation frequency, you are agreeing that the credit card you enter on the form may be charged the amount designated at the frequency designated with no pre-scheduled cancellation date.

You have the option to set your recurring gift to any amount placed in the recurring box.. Lastly, check the box on the Donation Page  labeled “I have read and agreed to the terms and conditions.”

Recurring gifts can be modified or cancelled at any time by taking one of the following actions:

  1. Calling our office at 813-408-1078
  2. Emailing
  3. Visiting our school during school hours

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