Gather & Learn
WORKSHOPS, DEMONSTRATIONS, & PRIVATE EVENTS
Looking for future workshops or learning events?
We just reopened this fall in our new physical location on Columbia's downtown square and hope to reimagine our former cooking classes as "Gather & Learn" workshops for up to 8 people at the beginning of 2024. These workshops will center around a variety of topics from basic knife skills to cake decorating to charcuterie and so much more. Unlike our former cooking classes, the new workshops will not involve a cooking element, as our new space is not designed to accommodate this style of learning. All in all, we will be working to provide a variety of experiences that will help you gain practical skills you can take home and apply in your very own kitchen.
Stay tuned here or subscribe to our e-news for updates about classes and private events beyond July 2023!
CANCELLATION/NO-SHOW POLICY UPDATE
We completely understand. Life happens, and situations or illnesses can sneak up on you on short notice. However, last-minute cancellations affects our supplies purchased for classes, staffing, as well as the ability to re-sell open seats within only a few hours. This trend has forced us to implement the following cancellation policy.
If for any reason you can't make it and notify us within 48 hours of the workshop date, we can issue a transfer to another future workshop or a gift card to be used for a future workshop or store merchandise. No refunds or workshop transfers will be issued for no-shows or cancellations made under 48 hours, for the following reasons:
• We have to purchase food and supplies for each workshop sometimes up to four days in advance in order to ensure we have what we need for the number of people who are registered.
• We are also subject to availability and fluctuating costs with food, which affects our preparations for each class.
• Though we may have a waiting list for specific workshops and can possibly re-fill seats, it's not always a guarantee that someone can make it on short notice. Empty seats in a workshop also means a loss in potential retail sales that evening. Our retail shop fuels the ability to be able to host workshops and pay instructors.
• Every time we issue a refund or exchange, we are subject to processing fees. What this essentially means is that not only would be we refunding the purchase, but we would also be paying additional fees on top of that, which is ultimately a failing business model.
All in all, we understand that sicknesses can sometimes appear in less than 48 hours within a household. In such cases where this occurs and you don't feel comfortable attending your workshop date, we would recommend gifting or re-selling your seats to friends or family who might be interested in taking a workshop.
All private event inquiries are paused until 2024 while we adjust to our shop's new location and get everything set up and running smoothly. Visit us again in the new year to learn about private event opportunities in our new space!