What to Expect & Event Policies
Types of Classes
Groups cook together in our state-of-the-art kitchen studio, with the assistance of our kitchen staff and under leadership of a professional chef instructor. During the class you can expect emphasizes knife skills, understanding various cooking techniques with step-by-step instruction on your chosen menu. All participants leave with a copy of the recipes used, plus enjoy a generous meal after all food has been prepared. Class size is limited to 16 people (4 groups of 4) pending on the group dynamic, you may be grouped with others. This style class promotes participants to roll up their sleeves and make a majority of the meal, this may include standing for a majority of the class. If you need accommodations, please alert the Chef Instructor. Please wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes and have long hair tied back.
Demonstration classes are an opportunity for you to sit back, relax and enjoy as a chef instructor stands up in front of the class and demonstrates how to cook the dishes, and there is very little or no hands-on experience. This is still interactive, and chef instructors encourage conversation and questions while they cook. During our demonstration classes you will enjoy each course after it is prepared / ready (most demos include 3 courses). All participants leave with the recipes. This is a glorified interactive restaurant experience. We do our best to seat like parties together, please specify when making the reservation if you would like to be seated with another party.
What To Expect
Before Class Begins:
Please check in at the retail store with a Leaning Ladder employee. We typically open the studio doors 5 minutes for the official class start time. If you arrive early, you will be asked to wait in the retail store until you are seated. We ask that all participants wash hands before being seated / taking their place in group, and silence cell phones.
Be a good neighbor, be open to listening, trying and asking questions, enjoy some amazing food, wine and company! On occasions, depending on the menu, it can take some time to get the food out, you may not eat right away. Class fee includes instruction/entertainment, printed recipes (some exclusions apply) and a full meal of the food prepared in the class for you to consume, unless otherwise noted.
Once the Class Concludes:
We ask that you collect all your belongings and finish up your beverages as you get ready to exit. Gratuities for exceptional service are accepted in cash. The retail store will be open for retail therapy. Class participants can enjoy a 10% discount for any products used / promoted in the class. (Some exclusions apply)
Leaning Ladder is not peanut/nut free, egg free, gluten free / dairy free facility. Please check in with us in advance of booking so see if an accommodation can be made. Adjustments cannot be made during a class.
Participant Age Restrictions:
Classes, unless otherwise noted, are open to ages 18 and over, unless classes are specifically designated for kids or teens. Exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis.
All participants during a class are offered ice cold still water. We also offer a sparking vinegar water for $3.00 per bottle. All classes are BYOB or wine can be purchased by the glass or bottle at Leaning Ladder. Participants are welcome to bring wine or a favorite adult beverage with them to enjoy for the evening. We ask that you drink responsibly.
Taking Food Home:
Due to health department regulations, leftovers are not allowed outside of the studio, unless specifically mentioned in the class description, or meet the allowance of non-perishable where applicable.
Masks are optional. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By visiting us you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Please see The Fine Print (below) if you are not able to attend your class reservation.
Photos / Promotions:
Photographs, videotape, or digital recordings while attending a class may be used for promotion of Leaning Ladder classes and events.
All classes are held at our Woodstock retail store located at Leaning Ladder, Premium Olive Oil & Vinegar
Woodstock, GA 30188
The Fine Print
All classes unless otherwise noted last approximately 2-3 hours, with some time built in to accommodate for incidentals / shopping retail therapy / Q & A. Maximum capacity is limited to 16-23 attendees depending on the type of class.
To register for classes, please call us at 678-401-2609, stop by the store or visit our Eventbrite site. You must pay for classes at the time of registration. As we have limited availability, class fees are non-refundable. No shows forfeit class registration.
Please be on-time, and treat your paid class reservation as you would theater tickets or sporting events, and understand that once you have purchased the class, we cannot issue refunds. However, if you have a change of plans more than 7 days prior to the class, we will issue you a Leaning Ladder gift certificate that can be used for another class. Cancellation of your reservation within 2 days of the class cannot be accommodated, but if you are unable to attend, you may send someone else in your place.
Leaning Ladder reserves the right to substitute instructors, menus or ingredients if necessary.
Classes may be rescheduled or cancelled if minimum enrollments are not met. If we cancel a class, we will refund your class fee or ask that you select another available class.
Your Consent and Assumed Liability as Class Participants – Please Read and Acknowledge