A. Chef’s Cooking Studio

Got Questions?

Below you will find answers to our most-asked questions. If you have a question that is not answered below, don't hesitate to email us, or give us a call!

Q. How do I sign up for a class?

Click any Book a Class button, then click to accept our cancellation policy.

You will be redirected to Schedulicity.Com
From there, select the class or workshop you are interested in.

Fill out short profile information which will include a credit card number, user name and password.

(You only need to fill this out on your first sign up – after that, you just click yourself into or out of classes – easy!)

Q. How do I cancel a class?

We require 48 hours to cancel with no fee.  If you are cancelling with at least 48 hours notice you can simply go to your booking and click “cancel” and that opens the space on our public calendar so someone else can take advantage of the opening.
If you are dealing with an emergency and need to cancel outside of our 48 hour policy, call us with as much notice as you can and we will try to fill your space from our wait list.

Please note that any no show no call will be charged the full price of the class.

Q. Why to do I need to fill out a profile on Schedulicity to book a class?

When you book a class with us, we use a secure booking company called Schedulicity.  This company allows us to require the security of a credit card number to hold your reservation and as part of their security protocol, a user name and password must be generated by you, with them directly. Keeps everything safe and sound!

Q. How do I sign up for more than one person?

When you select the class you are interested in, you can click the “leave a message with your reservation” option and simply let us know you are a party of 2-4. If you are needing more than 4 spaces please contact us as we cannot guaranty more than 4 spots are available for any listed class.

Q. If I am getting emails confirming my classes from Schedulicity, am I on the A. Chef’s Cooking Studio mailing list?

Not necessarily. While both are accessed through our website, be sure you have signed up to receive our mailings through the link on our site so you get our newsletters and our monthly calendars in a timely manner.

Q. What are your hours?

Our Store hours are based entirely on our class schedule.  Generally our classes are Wednesday, Friday and Saturday Noon-2pm and Thursdays 6pm – we are in store 2 hours before class time.  If you come during class, Jodi is there to handle anything you need!

Always check our printable class calendar for updates on vacations and for days we do not have class as we work on administrative items and have no store hours.  Check our calendar page for details.

Q. Are there any videos of your classes and techniques available?

There are videos coming! We will load late Spring 2020 and will send an announcement via email so be sure to sign up for our mailing list here.

Who is the Home Chef Series For?

Chef Andrea wrote the A. Chef’s Cooking Studio Home Chef Series for home cooks of all levels.  These six weeks have been pieced together in a specific order to take the students (any skill level is fine) from our fundamental knife skills through stock and sauces, frying, sautéing, roasting, braising, pasta and bread baking.  Anyone interested in developing sound kitchen techniques and fully understanding the fundamentals that apply to great food preparation will love this course.  Your home cooking will become faster, less expensive and more delicious and in time, these base six weeks lead you to a life of recipe-free cooking!

Do I have to take Home Chef Series in order?

The simple answer is no.  You can take the six weeks as your personal schedule allows. However, we do recommend knife skills before stocks and sauces (these two weeks build from one another) and, you will get a discount if you purchase the entire series. So, even if you need to skip a week or two and make up at another date, you do better to buy the full series.  We run the home chef series all year round so there are plenty of opportunities to make up any missed classes.

What is the difference between the classes listed as Demo & Discuss and Hands on?

Our Demo and Discuss classes are a seated class. Students do not participate in the cooking. Our chef’s lead an exciting and DELICIOUS series of demonstrations and share all of the tips and tricks for the evenings recipes.  You dine as we go and the discussions open up as Students ask questions and learn from our Chefs.  Hands on classes will be a cooking class in which students grab and apron, knife and recipe and cook with other students and the Chefs to prepare the evenings menus and recipes.  We always dine on our evenings handiwork.

What is a Make and Take.

For  a Make and Take style class, students will work hands on with our Chefs preparing the specified recipe and take that handiwork home to share.  As we always eat in an A. Chef’s Cooking Studio class, on make and take days, our students snack on our Chef's handiwork, and save their own treats to share at home.

Q. How do I book a private party?

We have retired our private party program and no longer accept any private bookings.
Here are a few of our favorite local options for you to consider instead:

The Perch Events, Saint Augustine – this outstanding enterprise offers on site private parties and events, party rentals and off site catering.  The Chef is one many will remember from our own Chef Table Series – Chef Zan.  The food is incredible, the atmosphere is intimate and lovely and the owner, Kara has an eye for style that will make everything you do with The Perch memorable and beyond fun.  We are so happy to be able to share this amazing location with you! Book them for your next even at The Perch www.theperchevents.com

Chef Dennis Chan of the incredible Local Favorite Restaurant Blue Bamboo will host your private dinner, cocktail party or cooking class! His mandarin bar is large enough to accommodate a wonderful happy hour or book it after your class event to carry on the fun! Book your events with Chef Chan at www.bluebamboojacksonville.com and you will be in great hands!

Private Party Page

Take a look at our “Private Parties” tab on the web site for some good general information about minimum and maximum requirements, some fun party ideas and price listings. You can contact us through the “contact us” button on the web page and leave us an email with the date and number of people in your party.



Wednesday - Friday: Afternoon or evening. Evening class begins at 6pm.
Classes are approximately 2 hours long.

Saturday: Afternoon or happy hour. Latest booking on Saturday is 4 pm.

We do not take any bookings Sun-Tuesday.


2 Hour Afternoon: (Start time not later than 2 pm) $55 per person

2 Hour Happy Hour: (Start time not later than 4 pm) $60 per person

2 Hour Evening: (Start time 6 pm) $65 per person

Q. How Do I Pay with a Gift Certificate?

All reservations must be made through our secure web site with a credit card which is not charged at the time of the reservation, the credit card is how you secure your space. You will pay however you like at the time of the class when you arrive, so show us your gift certificate when you come to class. We will handle that at the register.

Q. Why do I need to include a credit card to sign up?

The credit card is used to secure your reservation and protect us from no-shows. Should you choose to skip your class, you can be charged up to 100% of the cost of the class.

Q. What if I am sick the day of class?

Call us! Almost without exception, our classes have wait lists and we will do everything we can to fill your spot.

Q. Can kids attend your classes?

Our weeknight evening classes are for ages 18 and up. Some exceptions can apply for teens – call our team to discuss.

You must be 21 or older to enjoy the wine bar. Sparkling water and Still water are also available for all classes.

Q. How do I get on a wait list?

Email us by clicking “contact us” on the web site and let us know what class, date, time and title, how many spaces and be sure to leave a good day-time phone number as well. We will contact you in the event of a cancellation.

Q. How do I buy a Gift Certificate?

Call us! We do not do any sales through the web site but we are happy to handle your transaction over the phone and we can mail the GC to you or your recipient.

Q. Why is your address Ponte Vedra, when you are really located on Phillips Highway in North Saint Johns County?

We actually have to answer this almost daily and have from day one.

The history – until 2006, Ponte Vedra Beach was always considered to be the area just north of Vilano on A1A to JTB, and no further West than the intracoastal. The zip code for PVB has always been 32082

In 2006 the Nocatee residential communities were approved and given a new Zip Code for this area, 32081, and until Nocatee is completed with a full Fire Station and Post Office, it cannot be incorporated as its own city, so was named Ponte Vedra until such time.

Our Shoppes of St. Johns Oaks on US-1 represents the end of the Nocatee Property line so we were also, given a new address of Ponte Vedra, 32081, in 2006. When Nocatee incorporates, we will see our address once again change, to The City of Nocatee, and probably will keep the same zip code.

If you are new to finding us, we highly recommend Waze as it’s the most up-to-date map app with current construction changes happening here all the time, it seems to be the most accurate.

Our location is on US-1 (Phillips Highway) about 1 mile South of SR-210 West, and 4 miles North of Palencia or International Golf Parkway. If driving South on US-1 we are on your left. If driving North on US-1 we are on your right. The Shoppes of St. Johns Oakes is our center, and Dr. Mary’s Too, Baptist Health, and Claudes Chocolates are some of our neighbors.

Make sure your device does not try to auto-correct our street address of 145 Hilden Road to 145 HIDDEN road as that will lead you in the wrong direction.

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