Q: What do I need to bring to my class?
A: Please wear comfortable closed toed shoes and long pants. If you have a favourite knife and cutting board you can bring them - otherwise they will be provided. If you’re using a gift card please bring it with you so your host can verify the booking and redeem any drinks that may be included.
Q: What if I have allergies or dietary restrictions
A: Due to the nature of classes being a shared experience it would be difficult to tailor to everyone’s specific needs. Please review the menu to see if the items suit your needs. If you have further questions about ingredients you can email or call and we will do our best to provide an answer. If one class doesn’t work for you we likely have another one that will be a good fit - or send us a suggestion for a menu or cuisine you’d like to see happen - we love suggestions.
Q: What if I can’t make it to my class
A: Class bookings are non-refundable but if you can’t make it feel free to send a friend in your place!
Q: What is a Chef's Table?
A: A seated dinner hosted by local chefs and food industry experts. You will be treated to an elevated eating experience in an intimate family-style setting at The Local Kitchen. These evenings are for chefs to express themselves through a thoroughly planned menu and because of this they will not be able to tailor the meal for dietary restrictions. These events are not hands-on instructional but you will be educated on ingredients and flavours through eating and description.
Q: Can I book a private cooking class or event?
A: Absolutely, we love private groups. Please take a look through our event options and prices here. If you would like to proceed with a package or a la carte booking please fill out the form on the bottom of the private events page. We take a 50% non-refundable deposit to hold the date and the remainder is due one week in advance of your event.
Q. Can I bring in my own alcoholic beverages if I'm willing to pay corkage?
A. Our liquor license does not allow for this arrangement but we are licensed and stock at least 4 wines and 5 types of beer that are available for sale during classes. If there is something specific you want or if you want wine that is specifically paired by a sommelier for your menu we are happy to bring it in for you! We charge a $25 - $50 stocking fee and will need to know the quantity 24 hours prior to your reservation. All speciality drink pairings must be pre-paid.
Q. Do your prices include gratuity?
A. We do not expect tips for drink service at your event. However, if you feel the chef at your event went the extra mile to answer questions and make your experience above average, please feel free to tip them whatever you feel is justified. We may also occasionally have a tip jar to collect donations for a charity of choice and this is absolutely optional.