Frequently Asked Questions

Classes & Camps

Where are you located?


That depends on what you’re looking for! In the Brazos Valley, our classes are held in several locations conveniently located throughout Bryan / College Station. We also offer mobile services and can come to your office, home, or venue. We do have a business center (the office), but classes aren’t held there. Schedule an appointment if you’d like to stop by.




Do they get to take the chef hat and/or apron home after class?


No, the chef hats and aprons are for the kids to only use during our cooking classes and events. We also sell them and can personalize them with your name. Let us know if you want the guests at your event to take them home as souvenirs. We also have disposable aprons for your party and/or event.




Can my child bring their favorite apron from home to use at Cook n Grow?


No, UNLESS it’s a Cook n Grow apron and hat (please label them). We provide chef hats and aprons for kiddos to use during the camps or event. Our policy is, ALL KIDS must wear the Cook n Grow apron and hat set. We bet we have their favorite color!




Where can I see your upcoming classes for kids?


We hold many classes a week, to view our classes, please visit www.cookngrow.com and select KATY and then kids. You can also go to Cook N Grow KATY on facebook and click on the event tab to view all the upcoming classes! (Private events and other locations are not posted)




Where do I find the kids and adult classes and how do I register?


We’ve grown! To make it easier to navigate our site and find specifically the class or event you’re looking for, we’ve separated locations, kids and adults. It’s super easy! There’s a button for each category, to register for a single class under any category, click in Drop-in in the top left. If you’ve ever registered with us, log into our Safe Parent Portal, if this is your first time, create an account to register. Give us a call if you can’t find what you’re looking for.




Can I pay with a check instead of on the website?


Yes! You can pay with check, cash, Paypal or money order. You are not registered until we receive payment. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Remember, you aren’t fully registered until we receive your payment.




Can I drop my child off early or pick him/her up late?


As much as we love spending time with your kids, we have little ones waiting at home too! Please drop off your kids no earlier than 10 minutes prior to class and please pick them up ON TIME to avoid extra charge. We offer early drop off and late pick up for your convenience. For camps, after 12:05 PM (for morning camps) and 4:05 PM (for afternoon camps), you will be charged $1 PER MINUTE if you pick up your child later than 5 minutes past the hour. NO EXCEPTIONS.




For camps, how long is the session? Can the kids stay all day?


Our morning camps run from 9 am - 12 pm. Our afternoon camps run from 1 pm - 4 pm. For cooking camps, we have early drop off and late pick up available. Children who are registered for both morning and afternoon classes can stay for lunch and games from 12 pm - 1 pm (lunch not included) at no extra cost.




Do the kids eat at class/camp? Should I pack a snack?


Kids do eat their delicious creations from class. However, please feed your kids breakfast (for morning classes) and lunch (if they’re attending an afternoon class). We also ask that you send your child to camp with a water bottle for drinking. It’s hard to stay focused when you’re hungry, and we are so busy cooking that there’s no time to snack. Remember, they only eat what they make!




What are your behavior policies?


We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason. Distracting, inappropriate, and disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. Students will recieve a verbal warning, followed by phone call or email to parent. Students will then be suspended from class, without refund, if they do not correct their behavior.




Why was I charged a cancellation fee?


Cook n Grow’s cancellation policy is in place to ensure that all students get an equal opportunity to attend our camps. The cancellation policy states that if you choose to unenroll your child from our camp, you agree to pay a fee of $15 for each day that they were registered to attend. For a full camp, this fee is $75. If you choose to unenroll your child within the seven days before their scheduled camp, you will not be refunded, no exceptions. Each camp requires extensive planning and supply purchasing, therefore, we cannot refund you if you cancel too close to the camp date. If you register and do not attend the camp during the scheduled dates, you will not be refunded.




Where can I find the photos of my child after class/camp?


We love seeing your kiddos in action, and you should too! Follow us on social media to see what our Cook n Grow campers are up to each day!





Parties

How early can I arrive for my party?


We have lots to set up before the party, Birthday child and family are welcome to arrive 20 minutes prior to the party.




Can I bring in outside food and drinks?


The only outside food you can bring is store bought cake or cupcakes and individually packaged icecream and juice.




Can I bring a cake/cupcakes?


You're welcome to bring cake and cupcakes. However, if your party theme includes dessert, you don't have to. Kids are always more excited about eating a cupcake decorated by them.




Can I bring my own napkins/plates?


We provide it all, but if you have an specific theme, color or design in mind, you're welcome to bring your own




Can I bring my own decorations or is that included?


You are welcome to bring your own decorations, such as balloons, banners, garlands, etc... For your convenience, as part of our party packages, you can add on decorations, such as balloon garlands and more!




Is there a place to put presents?


We will provide a table for presents, goody bags and anything else you may have!




How is my party run?


It's a 2 hour hands-on cooking party. The entertainment and the food are included, so you can sit back and relax!




What is the maximum number of guests I can have at our party?


It depends on the venue. Our basic package is for up to 10 kids. For parties of 20+ contact us for a quote




How long should the party go?


Our parties are about 2 hours long, but you can request additional time.




What's your cancellation policy for private events?


For events, we require a non-refundable 50% deposit to secure your spot at the time the reservation is made. The deposit can be used as a credit for other services. The remaining payment is due when we call for the final guest count, a week prior to the event. If you cancel at least 30 days prior to the event, your full deposit will be refunded, except for a 15% administration fee. If you cancel less than 30 days prior to the event, all monies paid will be forfeited.




What is included in a party?


Our parties are awesome, the venue (if at our studio), the entertainment, and the food are included!




How do I book a party?


You can choose a party package online and submit a party request. We require a 50% down payment to secure the date.




How many kids can we invite?


Our basic party package includes up to 10 kids, but you can add more kiddos for an extra fee.




Can parents stay and watch?


Our parties are drop-off or Mommy n Me. A few parents can stay at the lobby and peek in from the window, but it isn't big enough for all parents. Parents aren't allowed in the kitchen, unless cooking with us.