FAQs - Cooking Class for Kids - Sticky Fingers Cooking

Frequently Asked Questions

COOLinary Cooking Club
Ready to start cooking and experimenting with new foods and ingredients?! Join the club!  In our monthly online cooking club classes, kids will create a new and original recipe each week! Classes are designed to help kids become more independent in the kitchen. Let your creative COOL'inary expert go wild as they build upon the skills and techniques they learn each week!  Please note, access to a microwave is required!
101 Cooking Classes
Looking to step it up in the kitchen?! Our 101 classes are designed specifically for children and young adults looking to expand their kitchen skills, vocabulary and independence in their own kitchens while exploring a specific style or type of cuisine! This series focuses on one method of cooking or on a particular food. Some themes include: Pastry Chef Prep, Cookie Decorating, Awesome Sauces, Pasta, Soups and various regional cuisines!
201 Cooking Classes
Calling all budding Master Chefs! Our 201 cooking courses are a series of classes designed to expand your COOL'inary creations and skills. Your creativity will be pushed as we create new recipes together. These classes are for children and young adults eager to learn how to master the art of scratch cooking and creating your own recipes. Themes include: Pastas & Sauces from Scratch, Quick Bread Baking, Desserts (Pastry Chef Prep) and Cuisines from Around the World!
Cooks + Books: Nourishing Children's Literacy
Let your favorite books come to life in the kitchen! In our Cooks + Books series, we’ll read a spectacular book and cook up a recipe inspired by the story within. Young chefs will spark their imaginations in this hands-on literary and culinary experience!
Free Cooking Class!
Try us out! Get your kids in the kitchen, meet our team and creating a delicious original recipe! Free classes are open to children of all ages!
Celebrate! Holiday & Special Day Classes
CELEBRATE with Sticky Fingers Cooking! From a St. Patricks Day Shepherd's Pie to National Hot Chocolate Day and Holiday Cookie Decorating! We've got everyone's favorite holiday and special days throughout the year covered!
1-2-3 Slow Cooker Series
Want to make a delicious dinner that makes the entire house smell spectacular ALL DAY?! In our slow cooker online series, kids will create a new and original recipe each class! With the guidance of our chef instructor, young chefs in training will be lead to create a new meal from scratch, while honing in on new skills and experimenting with new ingredients. Easy as 1-2-3!  Classes are designed to help kids become more independent in the kitchen. Let your creative COOL'inary expert go wild as they build upon the skills and techniques they learn each week!  Please note, access to a crockpot or slow cooker is required!
Meal THYME Sheet Pan Cooking Classes
Meal THYME Sheet Pan Cooking Classes feature recipes geared towards family meals in mind! Students will prepare a full meal for their families from start to finish in our class - Sides, sauces, drinks and the main dish. With help from an adult at home, just pop the sheet pan in the oven after class and your family’s meal will be ready in 30-40 minutes, We will even teach kids to properly set the table. (Dishwashing not guaranteed!)
Kids in the Kitchen!
Our Kids in the Kitchen! classes feature our MUG-nificent recipes and curriculum. We highlight’s single serve recipes with the use of the microwave to help foster more independence and safety in the kitchen for our students. With a quick, nutritious and deliciously creative snack for our students to eat at the end of each class.
Tots in the Kitchen!
Our Tots in the Kitchen classes were developed with our youngest chefs in mind. Cooking with preschool aged kiddos fosters social-emotional, physical, cognitive and language development. Supporting fine motor skills through chopping, learning sequencing through following a recipe, identifying cause and effect from cooking/baking and learning about our 5 senses are just a handful of the benefits of cooking with young kiddos. Not to mention that they LOVE getting their hands STICKY in the kitchen!
Teens in the Kitchen!
Teens in the Kitchen! is all about cooking, collaborating and having fun. These class sessions are exclusively for students 13 - 18 years of age. One of our awesome, young COOL'inary Chef Instructors will lead the class with teen chefs in mind.
Private Cooking Classes 
Looking for a fun, unique, and delicious way to connect with loved ones from afar? Cook up some fun together VIRTUALLY while cultivating your COOL'inary curiosity!  Our Private Family Cooking Classes are the perfect way to bring your family together! Invite the cousins, aunts and uncles, and grandparents! Everyone in the family will have a blast cooking and connecting together from the safety of your own homes.  
How do I sign up?
Select the cooking session that you want to join. You’ll be instructed to either “Create an account/login” to enroll your child through our website -OR- you’ll see instructions on how to register for the cooking class directly with your child’s school/venue.
If I want to take the class after the session has already started, can I still sign up?
Absolutely! Our website will display the prorated tuition if the class or camp has started as long as space is available, your child can join the session anytime!
Yikes! An online cooking class is SOLD OUT and my child wants to join... Do you have a wait list?
YES! Please email us at info@stickyfingerscooking.com or call us 303-648-4078. It is common for our online cooking classes to fill up quickly! We will do our best to get your child enrolled in the current session.
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. All of our recipes are 100% NUT FREE. Allergy substitutions are provided.
Do you offer a sibling discount?
Yes, only one registration is required per household for our online cooking classes. Siblings are 100% free.
Will ingredients and equipment be provided for online classes?
No, you will be required to provide the ingredients and common kitchen 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.
How do I get the shopping lists and recipes for my child’s online class?
Lists of the ingredients and equipment needed will be emailed to you a couple days before your scheduled cooking class.
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 virtually guide them however unable to help in an emergency. Please use your own best judgment.
What happens if my child's online cooking class is cancelled?
Sometimes we need to cancel an online class or camp due to low enrollment. If we cancel your child’s class, we will notify you via the email address you provided at the time of registration, reschedule your child’s class OR provide you with a full credit or refund your online payment in full.
How much do the groceries cost for each online cooking class?
To make our full recipes, expect to spend between $8-$12 per class recipe. All of our recipes are plant based, delicious, nutritious and wallet-friendly! You are welcome to add and adapt any of our recipes to included meats and/or fish if you’d like.
What can I do to prepare my kid chef for each online cooking class?
Besides having all of the ingredients ready and recipe printed and within reach, we recommend that you double-check the Equipment List prior to the start of class and involve your kid chef in finding the items around the kitchen. They will learn where items are stored and can help with clean-up! Also, some recipes require ingredients be pre-cooked or pre-cut (i.e. potatoes cooked, pasta boiled, apples cut into chunks for kids to chop).

Please check the recipe and perform those steps in advance. Please log into our Zoom on-line class about 5-10 minutes beforehand to ensure your child has everything he/she needs for a successful class.
My child’s schedule has changed or we missed the class. What can we do?
Technical difficulties happen. We will provide you with the recorded version of class for you to watch and complete the recipe when the time is good for you! We will not provide a refund for a missed class.

TRANSFERS or CREDITS ARE THE WAY TO GO: Just let us know! It is easy to adjust your child’s online classes to fit ANY schedule. There are zero processing fees to transfer your child's existing registration to an upcoming Sticky Fingers Cooking online session or if you receive a credit. Please contact us at info@stickyfingerscooking.com or call us 303-648-4078.

REFUNDS: If you are not completely satisfied after the first class in a multi-class online session, please let us know and you will receive a refund*. No refunds issued after the subsequent classes in the session have occurred. Please expect 10-16 days for the refund to fully process.

* Processing Fees apply & COVID-19 policies may apply.

** 5% REFUND PROCESSING FEE: 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.
Online Class Etiquette?
Sticky Fingers Cooking reserves the right to deny enrollment based on a student's past behavior. We will communicate about a student's 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.
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 want to 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.
  • 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!
How can I get Sticky Fingers Cooking classes at my school?
We would love to reach out to your school and set things up! Please contact us.
How do I sign up?
Select the cooking session that you want to join. You’ll be instructed to either “Create an account/login” to enroll your child through our website -OR- you’ll see instructions on how to register for the cooking class directly with your child’s school.
If I want to take the class after the session has already started, can I still sign up?
Our website will display the prorated tuition if the class or camp has started as long as space is available and your child can join the session anytime! If registration is through the school check with them re late sign ups.
How do I know if a cooking class is online/virtual or in-person?
When you are looking at your state specific school program page, in-person classes will be listed under the IN-PERSON SCHOOL PROGRAMS and online/virtual classes will be listed under the ONLINE SCHOOL PROGRAMS tab.
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. Registration through our website allows you to notify us of allergies before class so that our chefs can prepare in advance. All of our recipes are always 100% NUT FREE. We have students in our cooking classes that have Celiac Disease, Type 1 Diabetes and numerous food allergies. We never want a child to feel left out or different in our cooking classes because of a food related issue. If your child has any allergies or dietary restrictions, please indicate what kind of allergy during the registration process.

PLEASE BE VERY SPECIFIC IN THE DIETARY NEEDS OF YOUR CHILD WHEN FILLING OUT YOUR REGISTRATION.
Do you offer a sibling discount?
In order to ensure that all of our young chefs have a safe and enjoyable experience in the classroom, we limit class size and require each participating child to pay for a 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.
Where can I find the Sticky Fingers waiver for parents/guardians?
What if my child is below the age requirement?
We ask that students try to meet the minimum age requirement listed in each class or camp description. For in-person programs, the age guideline is there to support our instructors so that they are able to equally help all young chefs.
The class at my child's school is 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 directly from Sticky Fingers Cooking (Example: If our chef is not able to teach a class) you will get a 100% refund on tuition for that day. Please email us at info@stickyfingerscooking.com if you have additional questions.

ONGOING COVID-19-RELATED REFUND POLICY: In the event the venue or school cancels an in-person cooking session due to COVID-19, there will be no refunds issued. Your student’s unused portion of their tuition will be posted as a credit to your Sticky Fingers Cooking account. Credits can be used to purchase any future Sticky Fingers Cooking session. In addition, you may also GIFT or TRANSFER your credit to a friend or family member. Credits never expire, so if you decide to hold on to them or skip a semester of classes and use them at a later time, you may!
What is your refund policy?
SCHOOL PROGRAMS (ONLINE & IN-PERSON) REFUND POLICY: If you are not completely satisfied after the first class, please let us know.* Refunds will not be issued after the second class date has occurred. Please expect 10-16 days for the refund to fully process. *Processing Fees apply.

CAMP PROGRAMS (ONLINE) REFUND POLICY: If you are not completely satisfied after the first class, please let us know.* Refunds will not be issued after the second class date has occurred. Please expect 10-16 days for the refund to fully process. *Processing Fees apply.

CAMP PROGRAMS (IN-PERSON) REFUND POLICY: Full tuition will be refunded if registration is canceled up to 15 days before the start of camp.* 50% tuition will be refunded if registration is canceled within 14 days of the start of camp.* Please expect 10-16 days for the refund to fully process. *Processing Fees apply.

COVID-19-RELATED REFUND POLICY: In the event the venue or school cancels an in-person cooking session due to COVID-19, there will be no refunds issued. Your student’s unused portion of their tuition will be posted as a credit to your Sticky Fingers Cooking account. Credits can be used to purchase any future Sticky Fingers Cooking session. In addition, you may also GIFT or TRANSFER your credit to a friend or family member. Credits never expire, so if you decide to hold on to them or skip a semester of classes and use them at a later time, you may!

REGISTRATION TRANSFERS: There are zero processing fees to transfer your child's existing registration to another Sticky Fingers Cooking session.

*5% REFUND PROCESSING FEE: Due to increasing fees on refunds through our credit card processor, beginning March 1, 2020, a 5.0% refund processing fee will be applied to all cancellations initiated by the customer.

What precautions are being taken for in-person cooking programs 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, etc.
  • 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.]
Can I volunteer in my child’s cooking 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 email us at info@stickyfingerscooking.com 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 email us at info@stickyfingerscooking.com - We would love to set up a new cooking class session at your student's school!
OH NO.... I'm late to pick up my child! LATE PICK-UP POLICY and LATE PICK-UP 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 extension #1

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.
  • LATE PICK-UP FEES: 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.
Class Etiquette?
Sticky Fingers Cooking reserves the right to deny enrollment based on a student's past behavior. We will communicate about a student's 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.
What kind of private events do you host?
It’s THYME to party so LETTUCE TURNIP the BEET! We proudly offer both in-person and online private events:
  • Birthday parties
  • Girl Scout & Boy Scout badge classes
  • Family Reunion cooking classes
  • Playdate with friends cooking classes
  • Learning Pod/small group camps and classes
  • Corporate & Team Building Events
  • Holiday parties
  • Cooks & Books classes at Libraries and Community Centers
How do we set up a private event with Sticky Fingers Cooking?
We would love to make your private event EGGS-tra special! Contact us! We can even put together a custom swag bag for your group. We can include:
  • Chef hats
  • Mugs
  • Kid-friendly cooking & learning knives
  • Embroidered adult & kid aprons
  • Assorted fun themed, or holiday and/or other celebratory items for the entire family
What ages do you accommodate?
For private events we accommodate all ages! Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like to talk to us about your family’s needs.
Do you offer both online and in-person private cooking events?
Yes, we proudly offer both in-person and online private events. For online events, there are no boundaries! We can teach anyone from anywhere! We offer in-person events in Denver/Boulder, CO; Austin, TX; and Chicago, IL.

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