Private Events @ Cooks FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

Private Events @ Cooks

What is Cooks' Commitment to the Health and Safety of our students and employees during COVID-19?

We continue to learn about COVID-19 and how it's impacting our community. Here at Cooks, that means understanding how it affects our environments. We have one objective that guides us: keeping our students and employees safe. 

At this time we do not require guests or team members to be masked. Though, you are welcome to wear a mask while in our spaces.

We will continue to make changes to our protocols and procedures based on CDC, Minnesota Department of Health and city government advisories. 

Where can I find more details about virtual events?

More details about our Kitchen Connections - Social Events can be found here. To have all of your questions answered, please fill out our inquiry form found here, or call us at 651.288.7237 and our event team will guide you through designing a tasty experience.  

How many guests can you accommodate in your cooking schools? 

St. Paul: 50 guests // Minneapolis (North Loop): 30 guests (or ask us about a full location buyout for up to 80 guests) 

How do I get to you, and where do my guests park?

Maps and parking information for our locations can be found the locations page.

What should I wear?

Comfortable clothing, closed-toe shoes. We also suggest layers since the school may be cold at first, but will heat up as things get cookin’!

Do you provide aprons for cooking in your schools?

Yes. Or you can customize them for your guests to take with. Please inquire about pricing.

What do the kitchens look like?

Visit the Our Spaces page to see images of each location.

Are you handicap accessible?

Yes.

Can you accommodate food allergies?

Yes, just let us know during the planning stages and we will work our magic with our chefs.

Do we receive the recipes from the menu that we cook?

Yes! Each guests will receive a packet of recipes that includes the various courses prepared. We can even provide them to you in advance to place your own custom touches on them.

How do I schedule a private event?

We suggest that you plan at least six to eight weeks out in order to reserve your preferred date. Once you are ready to solidify a date, a signed agreement and deposit are required to make your reservation.

Do you have set private event times?

Being that the event is custom, you get to pick your start time, provided we have availability. We can host private groups for brunch, lunch, dinner and everything in between!

What if I have to cancel?

We hope that you do not have to miss out on the fun! But if you do, please contact our event sales team and they’ll walk you through the process.

Does pricing differ between weekdays or weekends?

Being that everyone eats on a daily basis, we believe that our pricing should not change based on the day of the week. We do maintain food and beverage minimums for private groups at each of our locations. Please contact us for more details.

How long does a hands-­on cooking event last?

We ask that guests block their calendars for a three hour window of time for events happening in our cooking schools and approximately one hour for virtual events. This allows for a bit of social time on the front end to get a glass of wine, snack on an appetizer, then dive into the cooking and wrap up with dining. A professional chef and culinary team will be with you throughout the experience.

Can I customize the event to my tastes?

Yes. We can customize the menu, the beverages, the timeline, and style of experience. Our event team is happy to think outside the box with you!

Can I rent your kitchen without hosting a cooking event?

Yes. Our kitchens are available for meetings, focus groups, photo shoots, videography or commercial cooking, just to name a few ideas. Rental pricing is per hour. Please contact us for more details and custom needs.