What are the age limits for your classes?
• Kids classes - ages 7 - 12
• Teen classes - ages 12 - 15
• Adult classes - ages 16 and up
• Family classes are designed to allow parents and children to participate in a cooking class together. Children ages 7 and up are welcome when accompanied by at least one adult. Limit two children per adult.
How often do your classes change?
You will find different classes scheduled each month along with popular favorites, seasonal, and holiday classes.
How much food is served in your classes?
For all classes, a full meal size portion will be served.
What should I wear to the cooking class?
You should dress casually and comfortably. We will provide you with an apron to wear during hands-on classes.
How many people are in the classes?
Hands-On classes are limited to 12 to 16 students (Note: number of students varies by location), unless otherwise noted in the class description. Demonstration classes vary by location.
Does your menu ever change from what's listed on your website?
We make every effort to remain true to the advertised menu, while reserving the right to substitute ingredients or menu items. Due to seasonality and availability, occasionally it may be necessary to substitute ingredients.
Will I get a copy of the recipes to take home?
Yes, you will receive a recipe packet to refer to during the class and take home with you. Some classes provide additional student handouts.
For Hands-On, will I make all of the items on the menu?
You will be divided into teams; each team will prepare the menu (excluding Sample and Bonus recipes). The instructor will demonstrate the techniques, and you will mimic the techniques with guidance from the instructors.
Can I bring leftovers home with me?
Unless indicated otherwise in the description of the class, students may not take leftovers out of the facility. Some classes, such as Cake Workshop, Cookie Decorating, Pies and Tarts indicate that students will take home what they make. In these cases appropriate packaging is provided in class.
How do I find out more about your class than what's online?
Please call your local Viking Cooking School and an associate will be happy to tell you more about any of our classes.
Are Girls' Night Out classes just for girls?
No, both men and women can attend Girls’ Night Out classes.
Can anyone take your advanced or level 2 classes?
Yes, anyone can take any class. It is recommended, but not required that you take the first level class before the second.
Are different classes rated for different levels of experience?
No, anyone can take any class. The advanced and level 2 classes offer different menus and will teach more advanced skills and techniques.
What is a Sample recipe and Bonus recipe?
Sample recipes are not made in class, but are tasted in class and are included in the student recipe packet. Bonus recipes are included in the student recipe packet, but are neither made nor tasted in class.
What are the different formats of your classes?
Demonstration classes offer relaxed discussions, tastings, fun question-and-answer segments and well-chosen recipes you'll be confident in preparing at home. Hands-On classes give you an opportunity to get your hands dirty. Learn by doing as you're guided by our instructors through all the techniques you need to prepare your class menu. All classes limited to 12 students unless otherwise noted.
In a Hands-On Workshop, will I work with others in a group?
Yes. In all Hands-On Workshops, you will work in a small group. In most classes the groups are comprised of 4 students, but the number can vary by class enrollment, subject, and store location. (Kids/Teens classes are generally limited to 4 to 6 students per team.) In the vast majority of our workshops, each team prepares all of the recipes and eats the food that they prepared. Check with your local Viking Cooking School to determine the group size for the specific class in which you are interested.