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Frequently Asked Questions

What do Sticky Fingers Cooking classes include?
  • Creative, tasty and healthy recipes. Each week the students learn new skills and try new flavors as they make a snack for the class to share. If they make it, they taste it!
  • Important food safety and kitchen skills. Fun, safe and easy-to-learn cooking skills that kids will use for a lifetime.
  • Kid-friendly cooking tools and fresh, seasonal ingredients. Everything that is required to cook up a super tasty and healthy snack is provided.
  • A Sticky Fingers trained chef instructor who blends expert instruction with fun.
  • Careful attention to food allergies. All of our recipes are nut-free and we’re happy to accommodate other allergies or sensitivities.
  • Lots of fun and an exceptional learning experience! Every Sticky Fingers class incorporates math, science, time-keeping, geography, food history, nutrition, global food traditions, teamwork, and reading. And, a big delicious helping of fun and laughter because cooking with kids is a joy!
Where can I find the Sticky Fingers waiver for parents/guardians?
How do I enroll my child in a Sticky Fingers Cooking class session?

We have easy online registration. Create an account, add your child(ren) and select your child’s school! Then start shopping for an online class or a school program.

Do I get a discount if I have 2 children enrolled in your cooking classes?

We welcome family participation in our classes! In order to ensure that all of our young chefs have safe and enjoyable experience in the Sticky Fingers Cooking Classroom, we limit class size to 12 children total, and therefore we require each participating child to pay for their spot in class. We do not offer sibling discounts at this time. If you have a special circumstance that you would like to speak with us about, we would LOVE to hear from you. Please feel free to contact us.

My child has some serious peanut, tree nut, fish and shellfish allergies, in addition to celiac disease. How serious do you all take the allergies? Will my child be singled out?

Sticky Fingers Cooking accommodates ANY and ALL food allergies. We always cook with 100% nut free and plant based (no meats or fish) ingredients. For example, if a child is allergic to eggs, we do not cook with eggs in their class. We never want a child to feel left out or different in our cooking classes because of a food-related issue. We simply use a safe substitute for the whole class. We have students in our cooking classes that have Celiac Disease, Type 1 Diabetes and numerous food allergies. We take children's health very seriously! If your child has any allergies or dietary restrictions, please indicate what kind of allergy during the registration process. Please be very specific about your child's dietary needs when filling our their online profile.

What is your refund policy?

COVID-19 School Closures
Beginning the week of April 6th, 2020, we will be adding credits to all parent accounts for missed cooking classes that were canceled due to COVID-19 related school closures.  The full credit amount can be used for any future purchase on stickyfingerscooking.com. Details coming soon re our online virtual cooking classes that have been approved by your child's school. You will receive an email from our Sticky Fingers Cooking management team with more details as it pertains to your order. Click here for additional information. Thank you, be well & keep cooking!

After School Cooking Class Refund Policy
If you are not completely satisfied after the first class, please let us know and you will receive a refund*. No refunds issued after the second class has occurred. Please expect 10-16 days for the refund to fully process.  

Summer Camp Refund Policy
Full refunds* up to 15 days before the start of camp. We will issue a 50% refund* two weeks (14 days) before the start of camp. Please expect 10-16 days for the refund to fully process.

* Our refund policy is changing due to increasing fees on refunds through our credit card processor. Beginning March 1, 2020 a 5.0% cancellation fee will be applied to all cancellations initiated by the customer. Thank you so much for your understanding. Please note, there are no processing fees for registration transfers. Simply transfer your child's existing registration to an upcoming Sticky Fingers Cooking session.

The class at my child's school was canceled due to a snow day or school closure. Do I get a refund?

Sticky Fingers does not refund for snow days or school closures. We work with your school and do our very best to get a make-up cooking class for your child! Please note, if a cooking class is canceled by Sticky Fingers Cooking (if our chef is not able to teach a class, for example) you will get a 100% refund on tuition for that day. Please contact us with additional questions.

What happens if my child's cooking class session is canceled before it starts?

Sometimes we need to cancel a class session due to low enrollment. If we cancel your child’s session, we will notify you via the email address you provided at the time of registration and refund your online payment in full.

Can I volunteer in my child’s class?

We love parent volunteers and encourage parents to get involved! Once enrollment has reached 8 children, parent volunteers can register their child on the website and receive a tuition reduction for volunteering their time. Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering in your child’s class.

Can I sign up my child if they do not attend the school in which the cooking class is held?

No. Due to our agreements with the schools that we teach in, all children that participate in our cooking classes must attend that school. We do have some classes that are open to the public and they are stated so on our website. If you want Sticky Fingers Cooking at your child’s school, please contact us. We would love to set up a new cooking class session at your child's school!

If I want to take the class after the session has already started, can I still sign up?

Please contact us. We would be happy to pro-rate the session, if we have space available in class.

Are the recipes different in the before and after school classes?

They are the same—our recipes are delicious ANY time of the day! Breakfast Club classes start each morning off right and the afternoon cooking classes round out the day with our featured (and fantastically delicious!) Sticky Fingers Cooking Recipe of the Week.

Yikes! The Sticky Fingers Cooking class my child wants to join is sold out. Do you have a wait list?

YES! Please contact us with your child's name, your contact information, the cooking class location and dates of the class and we will add you to our wait list. It is common for our cooking classes to become very popular in schools; we often open up a second or third cooking class each week!

What are your late-pickup policy and late-pickup fees?

All of us at Sticky Fingers Cooking understand that traffic or just plain life can sometimes make a person late. Please keep in mind that parents that pick up children late have an effect on everyone at our cooking classes. Call us and let us know ASAP: 303-648-4078

In addition to your child becoming upset if you do not arrive as usual, remember that our Chef Instructors are professionals and some have children of their own with their own commitments to attend to after class. Because traffic and other outside factors are always unpredictable, allowing a margin in your travel time is key. Since the primary responsibility of Sticky Fingers Cooking is your child’s protection and well-being, the following policy is set in place in the event that you do not pick up or arrange to have someone pick up your child at the end of class:

  • Sticky Fingers Cooking will attempt to reach all emergency contact numbers, including parents or guardians at home, work and cell phone numbers, as provided by parent/guardian on the child’s registration form.
  • It is your responsibility as parents or guardians to provide the number of any and all persons who you authorize to pick up your child and to keep Sticky Fingers Cooking informed of any changes in these contact numbers.
  • If Sticky Fingers Cooking is unable to reach anyone at any of the contact numbers provided by the parent/guardian, and one-half hour has elapsed, Sticky Fingers Cooking will arrange with the school to leave your child in after care. Sticky Fingers Cooking may need to call the police if the after school care is not available.
  • A late fee of $5.00 per child will be assessed after the first 10 minutes and an additional $1.00 per child for every minute after that will be assessed until your child is picked up. Invoices will be sent via email and will fees will go directly to your child's Chef Instructor. This fee must be paid in full upon your child’s next class.
  • Under all circumstances, the staff of Sticky Fingers Cooking shall not hold your child responsible in any way for the late pick up, and discussion of this issue will only be with the parent or guardian and never with your child.
Please describe your class etiquette.

Sticky Fingers Cooking reserves the right to deny enrollment based on a student's past behavior. We will communicate about a students behavior with parents/guardians beforehand. If the behavior is not improved, any inappropriate or disruptive conduct will be grounds for dismissal from the Sticky Fingers Cooking class without a refund.

How do I sign up?

You will first need to create an account on our website. Once you have an account, and are signed in, you will be able to register for any of our cooking camps!

Are all the camps in-person or virtual?

We are offering both! In-person group cooking camps and private at-home cooking camps will be offered in the Denver, Chicago, and Austin areas. Virtual online cooking camps are also available for any student, ANYWHERE!

How do I know if a camp is in-person or virtual?

When you are looking at camps, virtual camps will be specified as “ONLINE”.

What are the camp themes to choose from?

Kids Cooking Network
Inspired by their favorite cooking shows, chefs will challenge themselves and try fun food pairings!

S.T.E.A.M.
Cooking and science pair perfectly with delectable dishes and fascinating experiments!

Farm To Table
Use fresh summer produce and learn how it nourishes our bodies!

Cooks + Books
Young readers will love bringing their favorite books to life through cooking!

Basic Training Baking Boot Camp
Baking basics for aspiring pastry chefs!

Global Taste Buds
Explore their world through recipes, cultural lessons and more!

What if my child has an allergy or dietary restriction?

Any and ALL dietary restrictions and food allergies are ALWAYS ACCOMMODATED! We want all children to be able to cook and enjoy food, no matter their restrictions. Online registration allows you to notify us of allergies before class so that our chefs can prepare to have your child(ren) cook with them in advance. All of our recipes are always 100% NUT FREE.

What if my child is below the age requirement? Can they still participate?

For in-person camps, the age guideline is there to support our chefs so that they are able to equally help all chefs. We ask that students try to meet the minimum age requirement listed for each camp (listed in description).

Do you offer a sibling discount?

If you are looking fora sibling discount for our in-person group camps, please contact us. We will see what we can do!

What precautions are being taken for in-person camps to help stop the spread of COVID-19?

We are taking everything very seriously regarding the safety of our students and are following CDC’s guidelines. Here are just some of the additional precautions we are taking:

  • No more than 10 campers will be allowed per camp.
  • Proper distance placed between campers.
  • Hand washing done by all every 20-30 minutes.
  • No sharing of food, plates, utensils, ect.
  • Extra time taken to sanitize every part of the space before and after each day of camp.
  • Our chef will be wearing a mask. (Mask requirements for campers differ per state and facility. Check your camp description for specifics.)
Does my child have to wear a mask?

This will differ based on the state and the facility offering the camp. Please read each camp’s description.

Do we get the recipes for the week?

You will receive an electronic version of our robust recipe collection complete with all of the recipes your child prepared in camp at the end of the week!

How do I sign up?

You will first need to create an account on our website. Once you have an account, and are signed in, you will be able to register for any of our cooking camps!

Are all the camps in-person or virtual?

We are offering both! In-person group cooking camps and private at-home cooking camps will be offered in the Denver, Chicago, and Austin areas. Virtual online cooking camps are also available for any student, ANYWHERE!

How do I know if a camp is in-person or virtual?

When you are looking at camps, virtual camps will be specified as “ONLINE”.

What are the camp themes to choose from?

Kids' Takes on Classics
Many of our young chefs have told us that these Sticky Fingers Cooking recipes are their favorite all-time ‘classics’!

Fun-tastic Summer-Tastic Recipes
Summertime and the living is easy—and we know young chefs will love to dive into action creating these summertime classics.

Breakfast (or dinner?) Around the World
Is there a better way to start the day than by making and enjoying a super delicious and healthy breakfast from around the world?

Stir-Crazy Creative Snacks
Say good-bye to ordinary store bought snacks — and wonder which of these will be their new enticing favorite snack-time creations.  

Kid-Tested, Taste-Approved Comfort Soul Foods
These are the Sticky Fingers Cooking recipes that really love huggin’ the kids back! Yum, yum!

Amor Per L'Italia
Let’s all take a sweet and savory ‘cool’inary trip to Italy to whip-up some tasty and creative versions of classic dishes that the whole family will love to make together.

SFC International Family Favorites
Can’t jet set to Europe, can’t soak up the sun in Mexico…fret not, Sticky Fingers Cooking is here for you and your family!

Take Me to the Tropics
Let your child release their inner chef and become excited food explorers (and let’s pretend that we're at the beach)!

What if my child has an allergy or dietary restriction?

Any and ALL dietary restrictions and food allergies are ALWAYS ACCOMMODATED! We want all children to be able to cook and enjoy food, no matter their restrictions. Online registration allows you to notify us of allergies before class so that our chefs can prepare to have your child(ren) cook with them in advance. All of our recipes are always 100% NUT FREE.

What if my child is below the age requirement? Can they still participate?

For virtual online classes, absolutely! The age specification is a general rule of thumb. Younger kids will obviously just need more help from you. You know your child, so you will know how much effort you will need to put in to help them succeed.

Do you offer a sibling discount?

YES! For all of our online cooking camps siblings are 100% free.

Will ingredients be provided?

No. You will be required to provide the ingredients and cooking tools. We take food allergies very seriously and we want you to use the same food ingredient staples that your family currently uses. We will send you a detailed list of ingredients that include food allergy substitutes. Don’t worry, it’s quite manageable. You will almost definitely have all of the kitchen tools needed for class and most likely all of the ingredients too.

How do I get the shopping lists and recipes for my child’s online class?

Once you register for an online camp, you will be sent our Recipe Collection that contains all of the recipes, shopping lists, equipment-needed lists, plus bonus materials. These will be sent to you as electronic files and as a printable PDF form.

Will we need any special equipment?

Nope! We have made our online camps as easy as possible, using common kitchen tools and basic ingredients. Our chefs are also trained to help students find the right tools they need!

Do I have to supervise my child?

That is up to you! Only you know if your child can be left unsupervised. Our chefs will be there to guide them to be safe, virtually, but will obviously not be able to help in an emergency. Please use your own best judgment.

What are private at-home camps?

Private at-home cooking camps were created to give parents a break, while letting kids be in the safe environment of their home! Just like our other camps; you will get to choose which one of our AWESOME week long summer camp themes you would like to do. One of our AMAZING chefs will come to your home, each day, and provide your children (up to 4) with a totally unique cooking experience! Each camp will run for 5 days, 3 hours a day. We are available any week that works best for you. They will cook two full recipes together, plus participate in outdoor movement, crafts and other fun activities! To sign up, please contact us to schedule.

What are the private at-home camp themes to choose from?

Kids Cooking Network
Inspired by their favorite cooking shows, chefs will challenge themselves and try fun food pairings!

S.T.E.A.M.
Cooking and science pair perfectly with delectable dishes and fascinating experiments!

Farm To Table
Use fresh summer produce and learn how it nourishes our bodies!

Cooks + Books
Young readers will love bringing their favorite books to life through cooking!

Basic Training Baking Boot Camp
Baking basics for aspiring pastry chefs!

Global Taste Buds
Explore their world through recipes, cultural lessons and more!

What if my child has an allergy or dietary restriction?

Any and ALL dietary restrictions and food allergies are ALWAYS ACCOMMODATED! We want all children to be able to cook and enjoy food, no matter their restrictions. Online registration allows you to notify us of allergies before class so that our chefs can prepare to have your child(ren) cook with them in advance. All of our recipes are always 100% NUT FREE.

What ages do you accommodate?

For our Private At-Home Cooking Camps we recommend ages 4/5 (pre-K) years old to 12/14 years of age. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like to talk to us about your family’s needs.

Sounds great! What is the price?

Our Private At-Home Cooking Camps are $1500 (or $300 per day) for the week. This is a flat fee for 1-4 children.

Do I have to be at home for these camps?

No! Feel free to take a break… We will have everything covered for you.

How do I sign up?

Contact us! We will be happy to schedule your private camp.

I only have two kids. Will I get a discount?

We have a flat rate price to hold your preferred time and dates for your camp. Sticky Fingers Cooking also pays a healthy living hourly wage to all of our incredible chef instructors. You are welcome to have any other children join the camp as you wish: cousins, friends, classmates and/or neighbors... Whomever you feel comfortable with being in your home, up to four children total.

How do I know your chef instructor is safe to be in my home?

We have a handful of select chefs who are specially trained and chosen to teach at home camps. All of our chef instructors are fingerprinted, background checked, Safeserve certified, courteous, professional, and wonderful with children! You will have the same chef instructor assigned to your home for the entire week. Our chef instructor will check their temperature each day before arriving at your home, notify our offices to record the reading, and assure they are free of any sickness. They will also follow all of our strict sanitation and social distancing guidelines in order to keep everyone safe.

We are taking everything very seriously regarding the safety of our students and are following CDC’s guidelines for COVID-19. Here are just some of the additional precautions we are taking:

  • No more than four children allowed per camp.
  • Hand washing done by all every 20-30 minutes.
  • No sharing of food, plates, utensils, ect.
  • Extra time taken to sanitize every part of the space before and after each day of camp.
  • Our chef will be wearing a mask.

Additionally, we will also check in with you before your private camps begin to ensure our chef instructor will also be following your own family and personal social distancing and sanitation practices.

Do I have to buy the ingredients or any special cooking equipment?

Our chef instructors will bring in some fun cooking tools to use along with your own kitchen tools and equipment. Our chef instructors will also bring in the fresh fruits and vegetables each day that will be used in our recipes and highlighted in camp. We take food allergies very seriously and we want you to use the same food ingredient staples that your family currently uses. We will send you a detailed list of ingredients, in our Recipe Collection, that includes food allergy substitutes. If you prefer that our chef instructor does the shopping, we are happy to arrange that with you for a separate fee.

It's called Sticky Fingers Cooking. Do I have to worry about my kitchen being “sticky” after camp?

Haha! We get that question all the time! Our chef instructor will guarantee that your home kitchen is left as clean, if not cleaner, than when they arrived. They have a magical cleaning trick—your children. No, really! We incorporate cleaning into all of our cooking camps. It’s amazing what your kids are capable of without prodding (and when it comes from one of our totally cool chef instructors!) Note: We cannot promise that this behavior will continue after camp ends!

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