Where is the Market District® Cooking School located?
The Market District® Cooking School is located on the upper level of the Robinson Market District® at 100 Settlers Ridge Center Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205.
What does the Market District® Cooking School look like?
The Market District® Cooking School is a private room on the upper level of the store overlooking the Great Hall. The state-of-the-art kitchen is equipped with four hands-on cooking stations, plus an instructor station. Each cooking station is fully stocked with appliances, measuring tools, cooking equipment, etc., and is designed to simulate an at-home cooking experience. The cooking school also has tables used for dining and as seating during demonstration classes.
What types of classes are offered at the Market District® Cooking School?
The Market District® Cooking School offers both hands-on and demonstration classes. Classes are taught by Market District® chefs, and guests such as local restaurant chefs, nutrition experts, and cookbook authors. Classes cover a wide range of topics and skill levels, including basics classes, "from scratch" cooking, ethnic cuisines, quick meals, baking/pastry and wine pairings, just to name a few.
What should I expect to happen during a class?
Classes at the Market District® Cooking School offer an in intimate setting, closed off from the rest of the store to avoid distractions. You receive personal attention from our instructors and an opportunity to really learn recipes and techniques. In hands-on classes, which last for three hours, you cook alongside the instructor. In demonstration classes, which last for two and a half hours, you are comfortably seated at a table and watch as the instructor provides an in-depth presentation on each subject.
At the end of each class, you receive a full meal. Most adult classes include wine or beer pairings for those aged 21 and over. Wine and beer pairing classes are for those age 21 and older. Those wishing to consume alcohol must present valid identification. No exceptions. Each student also receives a Market District® Cooking School binder and recipe packet to take home.
How many people can take a class at one time?
Hands-on classes accommodate up to 12 students; demonstration classes accommodate up to 18 students.
How old do you have to be to take a cooking class?
The Market District® Cooking School offers classes for all age ranges:
• Adults: age 18+
• Small Fry: ages 5-8
• Simmering Chef: ages 9-12
• Seasoned Chef: ages 13-17
How much do the classes cost?
Kids classes range from $10-20, depending on age. Adult classes range from $35-$65, depending on instructor and style of class.
Can I earn fuelperks!® on Cooking School classes?
fuelperks!® cannot be earned on tickets purchased online. However, fuelperks!® can be earned when you purchase Cooking School tickets on-site at the Market District® Robinson Cooking School.
How do I register for a class?
Register online by following the 'register now' link shown next to each class on the Cooking School Schedule.
When are classes held?
Classes are held during morning and evening sessions, most days of the week, averaging about nine classes per week.
Can the Cooking School be reserved for private events?
Yes, you may book a private cooking class for your corporate team building, birthday party, bridal shower, gourmet club, etc. Contact the Robinson Cooking School for more details at 412-490-5827.
How long are the classes?
Hands-on classes last three hours; demonstration classes last two and a half hours; and wine and beer pairing classes last two hours. Kids' classes last between one and two hours, depending on the age group.
Do I need to register in advance?
Yes, to ensure a spot in a class you must register in advance. Registrations are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.
I don't know anything about cooking. Can I still take a cooking class?
Yes, we will accommodate people of all skill levels.
What is the registration policy for adult classes?
Reservations are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. Hands-on classes accommodate up to 12 students; demonstration classes accommodate up to 18 students. Payment is required on booking. All students must be age 18 or older. Most adult classes include wine or beer pairings for those age 21 and over. Wine and beer pairing classes are for those age 21 and older. Those wishing to consume alcohol must present valid identification. No exceptions.
What is the registration policy for child classes?
In addition to adult cooking classes, there are 3 levels of kids' classes. Parents will need to sign a consent/waiver upon registering for children under the age of 18.
• Small Fry: ages 3-8*+
• Simmering Chef: ages 9-12**
• Seasoned Cheg: ages 13-17
* The parent or legal guardian must remain in the store.
** To ensure your child's safety, photo IDs are required upon drop off. Furthermore, the same adult who drops off your child must pick up your child.
*** A parent or legal guardian is required to drop-off and pick-up the child.
What is the cancellation/refund policy?
By Customer: At any time, you may send a substitute in your place. Any cancellation received within 72 hours of a class will not receive a refund. If notification of cancellation is received at least 72 hours before a class, you may receive a refund. A refund will be not given for missed cooking classes.
By Giant Eagle Market District®: Market District® can cancel a class due to low registration for which a refund will be given. Customers will be notified 48 hours before a class is scheduled to begin.
By Instructor: If a guest instructor cancels a class at the last minute due to unforeseen circumstances, the class will be rescheduled. If the class cannot be rescheduled, a full refund will be given.
What happens when a class is canceled due to inclement weather?
If class needs to be canceled due to safety concerns because of bad weather, each customer will be called at least two hours prior to the start of class. The class will either be rescheduled or a full refund will be given.
What should I prepare for before the start of class?
Cooking classes start on time. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of class to sign in and present identification.
Closed toed shoes are suggested for Hands on Classes and aprons will be provided.