Health is Wealth
More than ever before, we are consuming greater amounts of food outside our homes. These meals are often over-processed, not nutritious, and high in calories. The result has been an increase in obesity and chronic illness.
When people learn to cook, they are more likely to share family meals together. The benefits of eating together as a family are significant! Family relationships are improved. Children are more successful in school. They have a positive self-esteem. They develop a lasting, beneficial relationship with food.
“The first wealth is health.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Terri Davlantes grew up in a large family in Jacksonville, Florida. The main gathering place for the family of eleven was the kitchen, always abuzz with activity and conversation. Important life lessons were imparted there, including how to cook and the importance of family meals in raising healthy, well-adjusted children. These lessons were invaluable when Terri and her husband began raising their four children.
Terri’s early professional life was spent as a coronary care nurse and health law attorney. She spent most of her career in higher education, envisioning and bringing to life new mission-driven academic programs.
Fun fact: Terri loves all things lime!
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do you offer gift certificates?
Do you offer team-building and private events?
How do I see all the classes posted?
We post classes about 3-4 months of classes at a time on our class page. There are three ways to access those: 1) from the class page, click the “ >” in the top left above the class photos to move to the next page; 2) click “Next Classes >” on the bottom right to advance; 3) click on the date range on the top left and use the calendar to select the date you would like to view.
How long do classes last and what's included?
Classes typically last 2.5 hours. We provide ingredients for the recipes, chef-led instruction, hands-on cooking experience, aprons to use, a full meal, complimentary wine, and copies of the recipes to take home. We set up and clean up, and you show up and have fun! Come hungry because you will be eating what you prepare at our communal dining tables!
What is the typical class size?
The typical size of classes available to the public in our hands-on cooking classes is 16-18 guests.
Do I get to eat what I cooked?
Absolutely! Guests enjoy the food they have prepared at our communal dining tables. One of our greatest pleasures is seeing people who were strangers at the beginning of class leave as friends. We also encourage you to ask questions of our chefs to increase your culinary knowledge and confidence.
Who will I be cooking with?
If you purchase 2 or 3 tickets, you and your guests will work at one of our nine cooking stations to prepare your meal together. If you purchase a single adult ticket, you will be working at a station with another person to prepare your meal. However, during registration, you will have the opportunity to indicate if you would like to cook with another person(s) registering independently.
Can you accommodate special dietary restrictions?
Yes! During the checkout process you will be prompted to enter dietary restrictions. The chefs will use that information to prepare the ingredient trays for you and the others at your cooking station. While we try to get as close as possible to the original gluten-containing recipe, we are not able to guarantee a direct match of ingredients. We also offer plant-based vegan classes each month. If you have specific questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (904) 379-6220.
May I reschedule or cancel a class?
If you are unable to attend the class for which you registered, please inform us as soon as possible. For purchases of 5 or fewer tickets for a class, if you notify us at least 7 days before the class date, we will issue you a full refund of the class price less the cost of the credit card processing fees we encounter. If you notify us at least 5 days in advance, we will issue a credit for a future class valid for one year.
If you purchase 6 or more tickets for a single class, we require a 14-day notice before the class date to cancel that reservation. In that instance, we will issue you a credit valid for one year. No credit card refunds will be offered.
If you are not able to provide the required notice, we will attempt to rebook your tickets. If we are successful, we will provide you with a credit which you may use on future classes. If we are not able to rebook the tickets, we regret that no refund or store credit will be issued. By that time, we will have committed staff and resources and purchased food based on our confirmed bookings. We encourage you to gift your tickets to a friend or relative if that occurs.
Note: please see the cancellation policy on the Summer Camp page for the policies specific to these camps.
What should I wear to class?
We recommend that you wear closed-toe shoes, minimal jewelry, comfortable clothing, and have long hair secured. We will provide an apron to use during the cooking class.
May children attend an adult class?
Children of any age accompanied by an adult may attend "Family" classes. Children 16 or older may attend "Adult" classes. Children 14 or older may attend "Adult" classes if accompanied by someone at least 21 years of age. Children 7 or older may cook without an adult present in our "Kids" classes.
How often are classes repeated?
Most classes are repeated every 1-3 months with menus changing periodically. If you have a suggestion for a new class email us at email@example.com.
May I take photos or videos in class?
Do you offer kids' birthday parties?
A cooking birthday party is such fun! The event is two hours long, and the kids do hands-on cooking for 90 minutes. During the last 30 minutes, they enjoy eating the food they made and celebrating the birthday child.
Choose a menu, set a date and time, and your birthday planning is complete! Contact us for more info at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have a waitlist if the class I want is full?
Yes, if a class is full, please contact us at email@example.com. We will place you on the wait list and notify you if space becomes available. Please remember to specify the date and title of the cooking class you are interested in attending.
Will JAX Cooking Studio ever cancel classes?
On a rare occasion, we may need to cancel a class due to inclement weather or low enrollment. If we cancel a class, we will notify you as soon as possible and give you the option to obtain a complete refund or be placed in another class.
What People Are Saying
“Five Stars for Fun!”
The Chef was AMAZINGLY patient and walks you through each step. I learned some new techniques . I definitely recommend you give them a try. It’s a lot of fun, the staff is wonderful. I give them 5 stars!
"This Place is Addicting!"
This place is AMAZING. They have a huge array of classes, even plant based cooking classes. Everything you hate about cooking–the measuring and mess–is handled for you. I recommend you try a class. I swear it is addicting!
“My Kids Made Me Dinner!”
My daughters and I recently attended a pasta making class that was wonderfully taught. The girls enjoyed it so much they made fresh made pasta on their own last night. Thank you, JAX Cooking Studio, for giving my children the confidence and desire to cook
“Great Date Night”
The chef and staff were stupendous! If you are not a cook and want to learn how it's done or are already skilled and just looking for a good date night this is definitely a great idea
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14035 BEACH BLVD #6
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32250
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
CLASSES FROM MORNING TO EVENING