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Elegant Eating Cooking Classes Policies & FAQs, Suffolk County & Nassau County, Long Island

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Couple at a Hands-On Cooking Class, Suffolk County, Long IslandTypes of Cooking Classes
Hands-On Cooking Classes
Demo Cooking Classes
Kids Cooking Classes


Policies
Clothing
Gratuities
Important Notice

Reserving and Paying for the Cooking Class
Return, Exchange & Cancellation Policy
Private Class: Reservation & Cancellation Policy
Gift Certificate Policy
Minimum Age for Classes


FAQ's
Why should I take a cooking class at Elegant Eating ?
Do I get to cook or just watch ?
When should I arrive ?
How do I learn new cooking techniques ?

What if someone in my party has limited abilities or allergies ?
What safety rules do I need to follow ?
What if I can't attend a class for which I've registered ?

Am I supposed to tip the staff?

 


Types of Cooking Classes


Hands-On Cooking Classes.

Elegant Eating offers hands-on cooking classes covering a wide range of cuisines and cooking styles. In our hands-on classes, you are doing the cooking! Each recipe is demonstrated by your chef instructors. We break up into teams, and each prepares one dish from the 6-10 recipes (see specific cooking class details). The kitchen/classroom is large and we encourage you to view what the other stations are doing. When the dishes are ready, the class sits down to enjoy the meal. Experienced wait staff will serve the dinner you prepared, and best of all, Elegant Eating does the kitchen clean up.

Menus focus on easy-to-find ingredients and time-saving steps. Minimum class size for most classes is 16. Participants leave the class with a rewarding evening and all the recipes from the class. You can expect to spend at least three and a half hours at each class.

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Demo Cooking Classes.

Our demo cooking classes involve… learning the tips, tools and techniques of our chefs, and specific techniques involved in preparing the recipes presented that evening. Most classes end with a full meal including dessert. Cold beverages, tea and coffee are included.

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Kids Cooking Classes.

Occasionally we run programs for younger children (when accompanied by an adult), tweens and teens cooking classes are offered with special kid-friendly menus and cooking techniques. Class length, topics and cost vary.

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Cooking Class Policies


Clothing.

We suggest that you dress casually and comfortably. In our hands-on cooking classes, for safety and hygiene reasons, we ask that you wear long pants, a shirt with sleeves, and comfortable, closed-toe shoes.

Unfortunately, we can not allow open-toed shoes, sandals, flip flops or high healed shoes in the kitchen due to insurance reasons. If you arrive wearing these types of shoes, you will not be allowed in the kitchen but you can enjoy the dinner afterwards.

If you have long hair, please be prepared to tie it back. A name tag and apron will be provided for your use during your class.

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Important Notice.

Participation in cooking classes may involve use of cooking equipment and cooking tools, and potential food allergens in a busy kitchen environment with other people. You will be asked to sign a statement including a liability release and photography waiver when you arrive for class. A parent or legal guardian signature is required for all minors under the age of 18. We love to take photos of happy people in cooking classes. Class photos are the exclusive property of Elegant Eating. If you do not want us to include you in any photos, please let us know before class.

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Reserving and Paying for the Cooking Class

A credit card* number must be given to secure your placement in a class. Credit card information may be provided over the phone by calling (631) 360-2211. We accept checks, cash and credit card* payment at the time of the event.

* Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover.

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Class Return, Exchange & Cancellation Policy.

In order to keep our prices as low as possible, we must impose a cancellation policy because ingredients are ordered and purchased in advance, and staff are hired to prepare for and work during the class based on the number of people registered for each class. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

If you need to cancel your registration for a class, please call us at (631) 360-2211 as early as possible. Cancellations must be made over the telephone or in person. (Please click here to see specific policies for private cooking classes.)

You may cancel your registration for a class up to 7 days in advance of the class starting time and receive a full refund or transfer to another class of equal value.

If you cancel within the 7 to 2 days prior to the class, 50% of the cost of the class will be given to you as a credit that must be applied to a new class within ninety (90) days. (If you reserved the class with a gift certificate and cancel within the 7 - 2 days window, 50% of the price of the class will be deducted from the value of your certificate.)

If you cancel within 48 hours prior to the class no refund or exchanges will be given. If you are unable to attend the class, you may send someone in your place, but you need to notify us of the change prior to the class.

We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule classes if necessary. If we do cancel or reschedule the cooking class, you may choose a refund or keep a credit on account for a future class.

  

Private Cooking Classes: Reservation & Cancellation Policy: RADHA

Reservations for a private cooking class can be made up to three months prior to a class.
A minimum of 14 guests are required to run a private class.
Deposit of 50% non refundable (based on a minimum of 14 students) is required to hold the date.
Half of the deposit is refundable if cancelled up to one month prior to the class date.
A class booked last minute (less than three weeks prior to event) must be 100% paid for.

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Minimum Age for Cooking Classes

The minimum age for cooking class participants is 16 years old. (Unless the class is specifically designed for kids.)

Private cooking classes do not have this requirement, but it is best to let Elegant Eating know ahead of time if any of the participants are going to be under 16 years old.

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Gratuities

It is greatly appreciated by the staff when you leave a gratuity for the dinner service portion of the class.

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Cooking Class FAQ's


Why should I take a cooking class at Elegant Eating ?

Our cooking classes are great opportunities to learn new cooking skills, creative recipes (that are easy to duplicate) and presentation techniques. Spur your creativity, meet new people, eat delicious food, have fun, and so much more at Elegant Eating cooking classes.

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Do I get to cook or just watch ?

In our hands-on cooking classes, the participants do the cooking. In our demo cooking classes, the participants learn by watching. Each class description specifies if the class is a hands-on cooking class or a demo cooking class.

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When should I arrive ?

Please arrive 15 minutes before the class, so that you have time to sign in, wash your hands and put on an apron before the class starts. Your instructor will go over the menu, explain each dish, comment on the ingredients you'll be using and answer any questions that you might have.

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How do I learn new cooking techniques ?

Our instructors demonstrate the best techniques and guide you (literally by hand if you want) on how to maximize both the food and kitchen tools available to prepare the meals.

All of our classes are designed to be user-friendly for any level of skill, from basic (trouble boiling water?) to professional chef. You should never feel intimidated in working with your fellow students.

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What if someone in my party has limited abilities or allergies ?

Our kitchen is wheelchair-accessible with few restrictions. Within reason, we try to accommodate all types of food allergies. Our kitchen is not kosher. Please contact us if you have specific concerns.

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What safety rules do I need to follow ?

Great question! Safety predominates, so we ask that you wear closed-toe shoes, remove dangling jewelry, tie back long hair and cooperate with the instructor on all safety issues. Common courtesy with other students, instructors and staff is a given.

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What if I can't attend a class for which I've registered ?

In order to keep our prices as low as possible, we must impose a cancellation policy because ingredients are ordered and purchased in advance, and staff are hired to prepare for and work during the class based on the number of people registered for each class. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

If you need to cancel your registration for a class, please call us at (631) 360-2211 as early as possible. Cancellations must be made over the telephone or in person.

You may cancel your registration for a class up to 7 days in advance of the class starting time and receive a full refund or transfer to another class of equal value.

If you cancel within the 7 to 2 days prior to the class, 50% of the cost of the class will be given to you as a credit that must be applied to a new class within ninety (90) days. (If you reserved the class with a gift certificate and cancel within the 7 - 2 days window, 50% of the price of the class will be deducted from the value of your certificate.)

If you cancel within 48 hours prior to the class no refund or exchanges will be given. You can always receive the recipes and other handouts from the class even if you don't attend. If you are unable to attend the class, you may send someone in your place, but you need to notify us of the change prior to the class.

We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule classes if necessary. If we do cancel or reschedule the cooking class, you may choose a refund or keep a credit on account for a future class.

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Am I supposed to tip the staff?

It is greatly appreciated by the staff when you leave a gratuity for the dinner service portion of the class.

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Elegant Eating ~ Long Island Caterers

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Fax: (631) 360-2212
 
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Location
739 Smithtown Bypass (Route 347)
Smithtown, NY 11787
(Suffolk County, Long Island)

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Tuesday through  Saturday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday: 10 AM - 12 PM for Pick Ups & Appointments
Closed Mondays
 
 
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Elegant Eating - Long Island Caterer - Famous for outstanding catering in Suffolk County and Nassau County in  New York. We frequently cater parties in Stony Brook, Smithtown, Hauppauge, Huntington, Old Field, Setauket, The Hamptons (East Hampton, South Hampton, West Hampton), Nissequogue, Saint James, Port Jefferson, Mount Sinai, Great Neck, Plainview, Commack, Dix Hills and many other great towns in New York.  Our extensive  catering menu accommodates a wide range of specialty diets with many low fat, no fat, salt free, lactose free, vegetarian, vegan, parve,  and diabetic meals.

Premier off-site Caterers for every type of special event, including:  Corporate Events Caterers, Wedding Caterers, Bar Mitzvah Caterers, Bat Mitzvah Caterers, Retirement Party Caterers, Graduation Party Caterers, Bridal Shower Caterers, Baby Naming Caterers, Christening Caterers, New Baby Party Caterers Caterers, Bachelor Party Caterers, Bachelorette Party Caterers, Birthday Party Caterers, Holiday Party Caterers, House Warming Party, Super Bowl Party or even a special romantic dinner for two.

We are also famous for our Gift Baskets. Brighten up someone's day with one of our gourmet gift baskets. Please call us to order your: Gourmet Gift Baskets: Valentine's Day Gift Basket, Condolence Gift Basket,  Holiday Gift Basket, Thanksgiving Gift Basket, Christmas Gift Basket, Chanukah or Hanukkah Gift Basket, Corporate Gift Basket, New Baby Gift Basket, Thank You Gift Basket, Chocolate Gift Basket, Sympathy Gift Basket, Diabetic Gift Basket, Chanukah Gift Basket, Food Gift Basket, and Kosher Gift Basket, Easter Gift Basket, OR Call to order a Customized Gift Basket.

Have you ever wanted to go to cooking  or culinary school? We are pleased to be offering a wide range of great cooking classes.  We offer many different fun, educational cooking classes for beginners through experts. We also offer private cooking classes for parties, team building, fundraising and other fun, social occasions.

Elegant Eating is located in Smithtown, Long Island, (For many years, we were located in Stony Brook, Long Island.)



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Off-premise Long Island caterers, wedding, bar mitvahs, holidays, and caterer for any other special occasion - Elegant Eating.

All Kinds of Gourmet Gift Baskets available at Elegant Eating.

Corporate Events Caterer - Elegant Eating, caterers for all types of corporate functions and special celebrations on Long Island.

Great Cooking Classes on Long Island, Smithtown, Suffolk County

Testimonials about Elegant Eating - off-premise caterers on Long Island.

About Elegant Eating - Long Island, New York Off-Premise Caterers.

 

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