About - JAX Cooking Studio

About Us

Our Mission

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

Our founder

Terri Davlantes

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.”
Hippocrates

Our survey results

By the Numbers

We surveyed you, Jacksonville! Our results showed that these are the skills you want to learn. What are you waiting for? Sign up for a class today!

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want to learn Basic Knife Skills

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want to learn Weekly Meal Planning

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want to learn how to cook Healthy Meals

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want to learn how to cook Fast, Easy Meals

Features

What We Offer

Fresh Menus

In our classes, you’ll learn how to transform fresh, raw ingredients into tasty, good-for-you meals.

Innovative Instructors

Our chefs and dieticians are the best in the business and are skilled at making education and cooking fun.

Measurable Results

We are confident that you will feel better both mentally and physically once you see how easy it is to cook for a healthier lifestyle.

Step-by-Step Recipes

Our recipes are foolproof: easy to follow in class, easy to replicate for busy families at home.

Global Flavors

Learn to taste and appreciate food cultures from around the world. Dare to step outside your culinary comfort zone!

Happy Wallets

We are conscious of your budget and have carefully formulated recipes for delicious, low-cost meals.

Good to know

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer gift certificates?
Gift certificates may be purchased online at https://jaxcookingstudio.com/product/gift-certificate/, or you may purchase a physical card in JAX Cooking Studio. To use a gift certificate, visit jaxcookingstudio.com/classes, select your class, proceed to the checkout page, and enter the gift certificate number in the pink field at the top of the page. Gift certificates are non-refundable and never expire. Please contact [email protected]com for help.
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 be placed together at one of our nine cooking stations. If you purchase a single adult ticket you will be working at a station with one other person; however, you will each be cooking your own meal. 

Can you accommodate special dietary restrictions?

Yes! During the checkout process you will be prompted to enter any dietary restrictions or preferences. We even offer plant-based vegan classes each month. If you have specific questions please contact us at [email protected] or (904) 379-6220.

May I reschedule or cancel a class?

We require 7 days’ notice to provide a credit card refund, minus the processing fees we encounter. We require 5 days’ notice to receive a gift certificate for the amount you paid. If you are not able to provide 5 days’ notice, we will attempt to rebook your tickets. If we are successful, we will provide you with a credit you may use on future classes. If your tickets do not sell, no refund or store credit will be issued. By that time, we will have committed staff, resources, and purchased food based on our confirmed bookings. In this event, we encourage you to gift your tickets to someone else.
Note: please see the cancelation policy on the Summer Camp page for cancelation 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 any of our Family classes. Children 14 or older may attend any of our Adult classes if accompanied by an adult. Children 6 or older may cook independently of adults in our Kids and Teens 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 protected]

May I take photos or videos in class?

Absolutely! We encourage you to take photos or videos. Please tag JAX Cooking Studio on Facebook or Instagram so that others may enjoy them, too. We may also take photos and/or videos and post them on our website, share them on social media, or use them in print ads or our newsletter.  

Do you offer corporate and private events?
Cooking together is a natural ice-breaking and team-promoting experience! That's why JAX Cooking Studio is the perfect place to host your next private event! We can accommodate up to 35 adults in our beautiful 1,800 square foot cooking studio.
Our rates include space rental for up to 2.5 hours, ingredients for the recipes, chef-led instruction, hands-on cooking experience, a full meal, complimentary wine, and copies of the recipes to take home. We can also add an exciting cooking competition to your event!
We have menu options from which you may choose, or we will work with you to develop a menu specific to your group.
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 [email protected].

Do you have a waitlist if the class I want is full?

Yes, if a class is full, please contact us at [email protected]. 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.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch should you have further questions!

Testimonials

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!

 

Kimberly P.
November 2020

"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!

Cameron O.
November 2020

“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

Lauren P.
January 2020

“Great Date Night”

The chef and staff were stupendous! If you are not a cook and want to learn how it's done or already skilled and just looking for a good date night this is definitely a great idea

Michael S.
November 2020

Hours of Operation

14035 BEACH BLVD #6
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32250

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
CLASSES FROM MORNING TO EVENING

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