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About/FAQ


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ABOUT

The Little City Cooking School is a hidden gem of fun located in a 1926 home in Oakwood. We have a seperate entrance, located in the back of the house, to our newly designed lower level cooking studio. Park on Wisteria Dr or Shantz and enter 70 Wisteria Dr. from the back porch to step into an evening of learning and fun.

BRING YOUR OWN WINE! We provide the glasses and opener. Beer and liquor are not permitted.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Should class be cancelled by The Little City Cooking School for weather or personal reasons a full refund or reschedule of class will be available.

If guest gives 72 hours notice before class of cancellation, they will be able to reschedule their class or gift their class to another person.without cancellation fee.

If a class is missed or notice is not given by 9am day of class, no reschedule or refund will be available.


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FAQ

HOW LONG ARE THE CLASSES?

Usually 2 hrs of cooking/eating time but you can linger in the lounge and visit until the Prep Chef finishes. You've likely got a sitter..so enjoy your night out!

Our Adult Master classes are 2.5 hrs+. Our kids classes are 1.5 hrs. Our Jr Master Chef classes are 2 hrs. + We do our best but sometimes lots of questions are asked and class can be a bit longer.

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WHAT IS DINE WITH A CHEF?

This is our newest Culinary Experience for those who don’t want to cook! This class is maximum of 16 people .This experience is held at the restaurant not at the school. This is a private dinner party where Chef sits with you and answers all culinary questions.

Our First Chef and Restaurant are: Chef Chip of Glasz Bleu Oven

Chef Chip brings his colorful stories of the history of the building and his business tableside as he dines with you.

Book a single seat, or all 16

Register on the Class Page

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WHAT IS THE DOWNTOWN DAYTON FOOD TOUR ABOUT?

Join us as we embark on a culinary adventure through Downtown Dayton to celebrate and enjoy the delicious cuisine that our city has to offer. Your tour will begin at The Little City Cooking School where you will meet your tour guide and receive an orientation packet. From there, you will drive to FIVE culinary establishments for small plates and conversation with their Chef. Your tour will end with a complimentary photo, dessert & coffee at the Carrs Photography Studio! Join us for our first Downtown Dayton Food Tour!

Register on the Class Page

Tour size Max is 16

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WHAT ARE YOUR JR CHEF SUMMER CAMPS ABOUT?

We have camps for ages 6-teen. Our camps follow a theme and menus are designed around that. You will get recipes just before your camp. Drop off or stay, no other walking children allowed to stay during class. We strive to keep your kids safe while giving them and interesting and fun culinary experience.

Your 4 day camp fee includes:

your own cooking station with a chopping area and cook -top

your own chef knife if you’re over 10 yrs old

all of our tools used to make your recipes, an apron, or you can bring your own

all of your ingredients needed

access to our Chef and Chef Assistant

lots of culinary information and fun!

eat or take home what you make

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JR MASTER CHEF BOOT CAMP

Our10yr+ Jr Master Chef Boot Camp is a more skills oriented intensive camp where you will learn knife skills, pan skills and many of the basic culinary lessons taught to first year culinary students!

You can sign up for just one camp of 4 lessons, or sign up for all 16 to get your certificate and White Jacket.

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DO YOU HAVE KIDS CLASSES

*Yes, we have Jr Chef classes 2x a month for 7-11yrs.Classes are all hands on cooking but no knives are used. Sign up on the class page. Send an email requesting to be put on the Jr Chef mailing list.

We also have a Jr Master Chef Program for those wanting a more intense Culinary Learning Experience.

DO YOU DO BIRTHDAY PARTIES?

yes, we do all kinds of private events. Please email a request.

ARE YOUR CLASSES HANDS ON OR DEMONSTRATION?

*Our classes are all completely Hands On. Our Chefs do not cook, they coach you through 3-4 courses. Each person in a class of 8 maximum, has their own cooktop, cutting area and all the tools they need. All food is provided and you can take home what you do not eat.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN BUSINESS

*We opened our doors in October of 2014 and have enjoyed meeting all of you!

DO I NEED TO BRING ANYTHING TO CLASS?

* You can bring your own wine, we have classes etc. Wear comfortable shoes and no loose sleeves.

WHAT KIND OF FOOD DO WE COOK?

*We cook a wide variety of foods. Steak/Seafood classes are our most popular. We cook lots of Chicken and Pork also. We experience other countries’ cuisine like Italy, India, Asia and Mediterranean. We make our own Pasta , Crepes and Risotto. The list is endless and you can always suggest a menu.

DO YOU HAVE BAKING CLASS?

* We have a few but aren’t really set up well for an ongoing Baking Class. We do have Cake Decorating and then a Boot Camp usually in summer.

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CAN YOU WORK AROUND ALLERGIES?

*Yes, any non life threatening allergy can be designed around. Please give us 48 hours notice to change the menu. If you have an Epi pen, the decision is yours but our kitchen is not Gluten Free or free from Peanuts or Shellfish.

HOW LARGE OF A PARTY CAN YOU HANDLE?

*We can handle up to 16 people. After 8 people, we do a share cooking evening. The price is the same.

ARE YOU HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE?

*Unfortunately not. We are in a 1926 home in Oakwood with a good number of stairs leading to the studio. If you can manage the stairs, we do have high stools that you can lean on during class.

IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT ON ADULT CLASSES?

*you must be at least 18 to take an adult class and have permission from a caregiver. There is alcohol consumed in class by other adults.

You can create a Private Event for your age group, or you can mix adults and kids together in a Private Event

CAN I GET A CULINARY DEGREE FOR WORKING IN THE FIELD?

*No, we are not a certified school . Our classes are designed for the home cook. We do have Master Chef Programs that go into more detail than our regular classes. You get a certificate from our school.

REGARDING THE MASTER CHEF PROGRAM


Do the classes have to be completed within a certain amount of time to obtain the certification? For instance, could I put my son in the Jan/Feb classes and then finish the others the next time they are offered?

He’s in football and can’t make the ones before thanksgiving.

*You can now register for any class in any order to accommodate schedules. When you eventually cover all 16 offered, you can graduate with your certificate and white jacket.