Q: WHO TEACHES THE CLASSES?
A: Jordan, chef+owner of Tablespoon Cooking Co., teaches most of the classes with the help of our very experienced sous chefs. Read more about her on the About page. We also feature guest instructors from local restaurants, so check out our calendar to see who’s cooking next!
Q: ARE YOUR CLASSES FOR BEGINNERS?
A: We welcome all skill levels. Our chefs and assistants will adjust the class to your pace and
make sure you feel comfortable and are learning (and having fun!).
Q: ARE YOUR CLASSES HANDS-ON?
A: Yes, our classes are hands-on and encourage full participation. We do hold
special demonstration-only classes from time to time, so be sure to check the class descriptions for more information.
Q: WHAT’S INCLUDED IN MY CLASS TICKET?
A: Included in your ticket are: complimentary alcoholic beverages, snacks and you can take home everything you make! We encourage our students to be hands-on in every step of the class, and that includes tasting the ingredients and foods that we cook together!
We’re proud to serve local craft beer and a rotating, hand-picked selection of wines in most classes. Some classes have a specialty cocktail pairing instead. It is highly recommended that you bring food-safe containers with a tight lid to transport your leftovers home.
Q: CAN YOU ACCOMMODATE DIETARY RESTRICTIONS AND ALLERGIES?
A: Yes, but only with a minimum of 7 days’ advance notice. We plan menus and purchase ingredients several days before class and need to know as soon as possible in order to make accommodations.
Q: WILL WE EAT IN CLASS?
A: Yes. Knife Skills classes will be served a light dinner at the start of class. For our other hands-on classes, we will eat what we make at the end of class. We advise eating a light snack before coming, since most classes can run up to three hours.
Q: CAN WE BRING OUR OWN DRINKS?
A: Only non-alcoholic beverages please. Beer and wine are included with most classes, but you’re welcome to bring your favorite non-alcoholic beverages with you.
Q: CAN I TAKE HOME LEFTOVERS?
A: Yes! Please bring a container and bag with you to transport your leftovers.
Q: WHERE ARE CLASSES HELD?
A: Most of our classes are held at Findlay Kitchen, a newly renovated, non-profit commercial kitchen located near Findlay Market in Cincinnati’s historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. The address is 1719 Elm St. Cincinnati, OH 45202.
Q: WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO CLASS?
A: Please wear closed-toed, non-slip shoes and hair should be pulled back or tucked under a hat. We recommend wearing comfortable clothes that could potentially get a little dirty. Aprons will be provided for you.
Q: DO I NEED TO BRING ANYTHING?
A: All equipment and ingredients for class will be provided for you, including knives and aprons. We advise bringing containers and bags to take home any leftovers, but if you forget them we will have bags available for purchase. For the Knife Skills classes, you’re welcome to bring your own knives to use, but it is not required.
Q: WHERE DO I PARK?
A: For classes held at Findlay Kitchen, street parking and Findlay Market parking lots are available along Race St. and Elm St. Additional information can be found on the Findlay Market website.
Q: WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
A: If for any reason you are unable to attend class, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org as far in advance as possible. Tickets are non-refundable, but for cancellations made at least 5 days before the class begins, you can either:
- Receive TBSP credit equal to the full amount of the purchase (Transfer fees may apply)
- Transfer to another class of equal or lesser value (subject to seat availability at the time of the transfer)
Cancellations made within 5 days of the class are subject to a 100% cancellation fee, or you may give your ticket(s) to someone you know.
Q: THE CLASS I WANT TO TAKE IS SOLD OUT! CAN I JOIN A WAITLIST?
A: To join the waitlist for any class, go to the event page and click the “Tickets” button. From there you’ll be directed to join the waitlist. If you aren’t already, make sure to join our mailing list so you’ll be among the first to know when new classes are announced.
Q: DO YOU OFFER PRIVATE EVENTS?
A: Absolutely! Please check out our Private Events page for more info.
Q: DO YOU OFFER GIFT CERTIFICATES?
A: Yes! Just click the “gift certificates” link in our website menu at the top of our page. You’ll be able to customize a gift certificate in any amount! They can be used on classes, events or TBSP merchandise. We recommend $75 per person to cover all of your bases.
Q: SHOULD I TIP THE STAFF?
A: It’s totally up to you! If you felt our staff made your experience extra special, we are sure they would appreciate a tip.
Q: CAN I TRANSFER MY TICKET TO SOMEBODY ELSE?
A: Yes! Please send us an e-mail at email@example.com.
Q: I AM COMING WITH FRIENDS. WILL WE BE ABLE TO SIT TOGETHER?
A: Yes, please let us know in advance so we can plan the seating accordingly.
Q: HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE IN A CLASS?
A: Hands-on classes have 12 people. Knife Skills classes have 14 people. Some special events can have up to 25 people.
Q: HOW DO I REDEEM A GIFT CARD?
A: To redeem your gift card, please e-mail us with the following information:
- Name of class you’d like to attend and how many tickets do you need?
- Your gift certificate code (if you don’t have a code, please provide the name of the person or organization who purchased your gift certificate)
- Name, e-mail & phone number for each person attending (if you don’t have information for your guests at this time, just your information is fine)
- Please list any food allergies or dietary restrictions for you and/or your guests (i.e. nuts, dairy, gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan)
- Are you coming with friends? We like to know so we can seat you together.
- Is this your first Tablespoon class?
Q: WHAT IS COOKBOOK CLUB?
A: Tablespoon’s Cookbook Club is a monthly potluck where everyone brings a different dish from the same cookbook. It’s a great way to explore everything a cookbook has to offer without having to do all the cooking by yourself. We typically meet on the second Tuesday of every month at Revel Urban Winery in Over-the-Rhine. Cookbook club is a monthly ticketed event. You may purchase individual tickets to each month’s meeting, or sign up for a 12 month or 6 month Cookbook Club membership. Although everyone brings a potluck item to share, your ticket goes towards securing the venue, complimentary wines and other alcoholic beverages (picked specially for the cookbook by Revel’s head winemaker), and supplementary dishes from TBSP chefs! We make sure that regardless of what everyone brings, you’ll always have a well-rounded meal. The chosen cookbook for each month can be purchased at Joseph-Beth Booksellers at Rookwood Commons (mention TBSP Cookbook Club for a 20% discount!), on Amazon, or you can borrow one from your local library. Don’t have time to grab a book? Pick a recipe from the author’s website or blog, or bring a food item related to the theme! Anything goes as long as you’re having fun! We also encourage you to join our facebook group and start sharing ideas! There, you’ll find a monthly sign-up sheet where you can share the recipe you’re bringing.