All classes require advance registration. Payment for all recreational cooking classes, including four week series, is expected in full at the time of registration. You may cancel up to one week ahead of class to receive a full refund. Cancellations must be made at least two business days in advance of the class date in order to receive a class credit. Cancellations received less than two days ahead are not eligible for credit, but you can send someone in your place.

We require 50% payment for pro series classes at the time of registration and the remaining 50% is due at the beginning of the first class. If you need to cancel a pro series class, please give us at least a week’s notice in order to receive a refund. Cancellations for pro series classes with less than a week’s notice are not eligible for a refund or a credit.

There are no refunds or credits for short series or pro series classes after the class has started. In the event that we have to cancel a class, students will receive a full refund.

If you have an outstanding gift certificate or class credit from before February 2010, please call us at 310-842-9702 to apply it towards a class. If you have an outstanding class credit, please use it this year.

In the interest of health and safety, we ask all students to wear long pants, closed shoes with rubber soles, and to tie back long hair. Please do not wear perfume to any of our classes. Please bring your own apron and pen to classes. Unless otherwise stated, you are welcome to stuff yourselves silly while you are here, but food does not leave the school.

Children are not allowed in adult classes. However, at fourteen, your child can take a class with an adult and at sixteen, we allow teenagers to take adult classes on their own.

Please, no more than six people in any group for any class. If you have four or more people in your group, we need a full week’s notice for cancellations.

There are no make up days available for four week series, so please plan your schedule accordingly. If you miss a week, you are always welcome to send someone in your place.


New School of Cooking is committed to providing the best possible experience for every student who participates in our programs and ensuring that every student completes all of our classes in a series is essential. We make every effort to make that possible but limiting class size is essential to ensure that each student receives ample attention and has access to tools and equipment. This requires students who have travel or scheduling conflicts to communicate with the school’s Director as early as possible Make-up classes typically fall into 2 categories: scheduled and emergency.

Scheduled Make-Ups

The school limits the number of scheduled make up classes in a 20-week series to 2 classes. With a week’s notice it is possible that we can schedule you for your make-up during the same week. If not we will need to schedule you for the following term. There is a non-refundable 25.00 fee for ingredients and materials which is charged to the students account when the make-up is scheduled.

Emergency Make-Ups

In the event that a student is sick or has a true emergency the school will make every effort to schedule the make-up within the same week. An emergency make-up does not count as one of the e scheduled make-up classes. There is a non-refundable $25.00 fee for ingredients and materials which is charged to the students account when the make-up is scheduled.


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