Do I need to bring anything to the class and what do I wear?
You must wear enclosed shoes for safety – high heels are not permitted (also for safety).
If paying by gift certificate you must bring the gift certificate, and if you wish to make notes, bring a pen.
What is provided?
How many people participate in each class?
Each class has a maximum of 24 participants with groups of between 4 to 6 participants per group.
What is the format of a typical class?
Our hands on classes are structured with a brief demonstration about housekeeping, Health & Safety and the recipes.
You then break up into groups where you will create the dishes in small groups, and then dine on your creations with 2 glasses of matched wine at the end of the class.
Our demonstration classes are set as an informal classroom style where the chef will usuallydemonstrate 2 or 3 dishes over the course of the class, while the class observes, enjoys generous samples of the dishes with matched wine or beer and ask as many questions as they wish.
How many people are on each workstation?
We have 4 – 5 people on each workstation.
Where can I park?
A two hour parking limit applies in the James st Market carpark and the surrounding streets.
Regrettably, the school is unable to provide allocated parking for the cooking class participants.
Taxis or other alternative modes of transport are highly recommended.
Parking in the evenings is generally available as the market closes at 7.00pm and there is nearby street parking.
Where is James St Cooking School?
We are situated above the James St Market in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley
James St Cooking School
James St Market
22 James Street
Fortitude Valley Qld 4006
How much do cooking classes cost?
Demonstration classes are $105.00 per person
Most hands on classes are $145.00 per person
Hands on Desserts and Pastry classes are $160.00 to $170.00 per person
Hands on Seafood Classes are $165.00 per person
How far in advance should I book for classes?
We recommend booking as soon as possible. Classes can book out over night or it may take a few days.
(Sometimes there are places still available on short notice, due to cancellations- so it’s always worth checking).
What happens if I can’t make it to my class?
Once classes are booked you can only transfer if you provide us with 5 working days notice.
If this notice is not given we are unable to transfer your booking.
You may however send someone in your place.
If you do not turn up for a class you are not able to transfer.
Am I able to use my gift certificate after the expiry date?
If your gift certificate has expired please email us at email@example.com to discuss options.
Do you offer group discounts?
We do not provide group discounts.
We can, however, book a private class for your company or group. For more information visit our Corporate Classes page >
How can I book a class?
Can I book a class and pay later?
Full payment at the time of booking is required to secure your spot in the class.
How can I pay for a cooking class?
You can pay for cooking classes by:
JSCS Gift Certificate
How do the gift certificates work?
Our gift vouchers are written out to a dollar amount and are valid for 12months.
You can use your gift certificate towards any class or retail item at JSCS.
The vouchers are not redeemable for cash
How can I buy a gift certificate?
Just click here to buy a beautifully presented gift voucher on line, or call in to the school during the hours detailed below.
Is James St Cooking School office open on weekends?
There are often classes on during the weekend but the James St Cooking School office is open from 9.30am – 4.00pm Monday to Friday.
Outside of these hours, please email enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message on (07) 32528850.
Can a gift voucher be written out to a class instead of a dollar amount?
No, they must be written out to a dollar amount
Do you cater for dietary requirements?
Unfortunately we are unable to cater for dietary requirements, but let us know if you’d like to be informed about classes especially for dietary requirements such as vegetarian and gluten free.