Summer Camp Policies and Waivers - JAX Cooking Studio

Summer Camp Policies and Waivers


If your child is unable to attend the summer camp session for which you registered, please inform us as soon as possible. If you notify us at least 15 business days before the first day of the camp, we will issue you a full refund for the cost of the camp less the credit card processing fees we encounter. If you are not able to provide 15 business days’ notice, we will attempt to rebook the summer camp session. 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 camp session, we regret that no refund or store credit will be issued. You are welcome to gift the camp session to another child, and provide us with that person’s name, age, and contact information.


When you enroll your child in a JAX Cooking Studio summer camp session, you indicate that you have read and accepted the policies, procedures, terms and conditions, and waivers of liability set forth on this page or emailed to you before the start of the camp session. You assert that your child’s participation in the summer camp is voluntary and you knowingly assume all risks associated therewith.This waiver specifically includes any claims made by you arising from the alleged negligent acts of JAX Cooking Studio, all other members of its cooking studio staff whether contracted or employed, agents, and any related parent and/or subsidiary entities. This release shall be binding to the fullest extent permitted by law. If any provision of this release is found to be unenforceable, the remaining terms shall be enforceable.

Inherent Risks Involved in Cooking: Cooking classes have inherent risks, dangers, and hazards, and participation in these classes may result in physical injury, disability, or even death. JAX Cooking Studio has policies and procedures in place to minimize the risk of injury to any person taking cooking classes. By signing this form, you acknowledge, agree, and understand that your participation and that of your child is voluntary, and you assume the risks associated with the culinary activity in which you or your child will be participating.

Authorization for Use of Photography and Video: JAX Cooking Studio takes videos and photographs during its cooking classes. These may be used to promote JAX Cooking Studio’s business, products and/or services, including but not limited to for advertising, publication, or any other lawful purposes without restriction as to frequency, duration of usage, and without compensation. Please notify Terri Davlantes, Owner, of JAX Cooking Studio, if you have concerns or objections to the use of such video or photos.

Coronavirus or COVID-19: During a pandemic, there is risk associated with taking cooking classes in our cooking studio. You acknowledge the inherent dangers associated with cooking in a group setting and the risk of COVID-19 exposure and agree to indemnify, save, and hold harmless JAX Cooking Studio from any and all claims arising out of an injury, illness, disability, or death resulting from you or your child’s participation in our classes.


Pre-screening Staff and Children: Temperature checks using an infrared thermometer will be taken on all staff and children prior to them entering the cooking studio each day. Any person with a temperature of 100.3 degrees or higher will not be admitted to the studio and may not return until fever-free for 72 hours. Any child who displays other visible symptoms of illness will not be permitted to attend that day. This includes but is not limited to cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell. We ask that you err on the side of caution and keep your child home if he or she is exhibiting any of symptoms of illness. Children must be fever-free without the use of fever-reducing medication.

Face Masks: In order to comply with the City of Jacksonville Face Mask ordinance and keep our guests and staff safe, anyone entering JAX Cooking Studio should have a mask on. When the children are at their cooking station or seated at a table, masks are not required. When away from the cooking station or when visiting the restroom, the children should wear their masks.

Parents in the Studio: Parents entering the cooking studio to drop off and pick up their children must wear a face mask. In order to protect the children and our staff, parents are not permitted to stay in the studio other than at those times.

Children Becoming Ill at Camp: If a child begins to display symptoms of illness once at camp, that child will be isolated in a separate room attended by a JAX Cooking Studio staff member. The parent will be required to pick up the ill child within thirty minutes of being notified by JAX Cooking Studio that the child is ill.

Hand-washing: Hand-washing sinks are spaced throughout the cooking studio. Children will be taught the proper way to wash their hands and turn off the faucet. They will be prompted by the chefs many times throughout the camp session to wash their hands, including at a minimum when first entering cooking studio, after touching anything others may have touched, before eating, and after using the bathroom. We also have multiple bottles of hand sanitizer available for use around the studio.

Teaching Cooking in the Cooking Studio and Social Distancing: Our staff practices social distancing as much as possible when appropriate to the interaction required for teaching the children to cook. Steps are taken to reduce the possibility of contamination from one person to another. As much as possible, children prepare what they eat. On occasion, two children are assigned to work together to make their food; this may occur when a cooktop or a stand mixer is being utilized. During these times, children are supervised to ensure proper hand-washing has occurred.

Distance Seating: Our dining tables have been spaced apart to provide for social separation.

Water: Each day, every child will be provided with a disposable cup labeled with his or her first and last name. These cups will be refilled with water by the cooking studio staff, as needed, and disposed of at the end of every day.

Disinfecting the Cooking Studio: The cooking studio is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected using EPA approved disinfectant before class begins and at intervals during class.


JAX Cooking Studio believes that children (and adults!) are most-likely to develop confidence in the kitchen through hands-on work. For this reason, we will be keeping the children very busy making recipes in the kitchen. The Studio Rules are meant to safeguard the children and prevent the possibility of unexpected substances ending up in our food!

  • Wear close-toed shoes each day
  • Secure long hair with a tie or clip
  • Be in class, ready to begin on time
  • Be respectful of all instructors, staff, and fellow cooks
  • Wash hands before beginning to prep and periodically, as needed, to keep hands clean
  • Don’t touch kitchen equipment without permission
  • Never attempt to catch any falling objects (specifically knives!)
  • Acknowledge all spills, and clean them up immediately
  • Never place cooked food where raw food has been placed or stored
  • Use pot holders when handling hot pots and pans
  • Don’t put water on a kitchen fire
  • Have fun learning to cook!