Responding to Coronavirus (COVID-19) – updated 3/11/2020
By now, we’re all aware of the seriousness of the Coronavirus and we wanted to reach out to you to remind and/or inform of how seriously we take your personal health as well as our clean standards (both the studio itself and of what we require of ourselves and the people at our studio).
For over 10 years Let’s Cultivate Food has been exercising the same good health and safety measures that the World Health Organization is widely publicly recommending during this time. We’ve always believed in clean hands and workspace, and provide the same information and tools for doing this during our classes now as we did when we started a decade ago. We’re also staying on top of any additional information and guidelines that are being advised.
We take every precaution we can to ensure your safety and enjoyment. Please see additional notes in the FAQ section of the class/event you’ve enrolled in or are considering.
Most frequently asked questions and answers
WHAT IS THE RESCHEDULE POLICY?
FOR PUBLIC CLASSES:
Officially (email) notifying us with over 14 days until the event, as a courtesy we will extend to you 100% credit to a future event of your choosing. If under 14 days notification, your tickets are transferable by you to someone else for the same day/class, but unfortunately not reschedulable. We also reserve the right to turn away individuals who show symptoms of illness.
(READ the FAQ section on each event page for event specific details which may vary)
FOR ALL PRIVATE EVENTS:
A $200 booking deposit is required and is applied toward the total amount. This will help cover initial costs and also allows us, with confidence, to suggest alternate dates to other interested groups looking for the same selected date.
If your emailed request is more than 14 days from the event, you can reschedule to another date without deposit deduction. We do ask however that you pay a new booking deposit, to which the full amount of both deposits will go 100% toward your new date. We can extend this courtesy 1x.
Should your request be made 8-13 days from your reserved date, you would need to pay a new booking deposit and only $100 from your 1st deposit would be carried over.
Requests made 7 days or less would forfeit the initial deposit and a new booking deposit would be required.
All reschedule credit extended has no expiration and can be used for any available date in the future for any service we offer. 🎉 So for example, if you had scheduled a Private Chef Dinner for Aunt Edna, and you remembered later on that she made it clear there were to be no parties for her Spring-time birthday, and you cancel this event within the timeframes mentioned above, you may use your extended credit at a future point toward a private family cooking class, for example. Or her belated birthday in the Winter because she ‘came around’ after speaking to some friends! You decide, but please allow all courtesy of time possible with regard to notifying us, as we’ve likely already extended a lot of effort planning & customizing details for your special event and let’s face it, we may have to donate the 40 lbs of fresh salmon you ordered which cost way more than the deposit.
Please remember: All cancellations|rescheduling needs to be made by email to firstname.lastname@example.org – That way both parties have something to refer back to and it keeps us organized.
LET'S CULTIVATE FOOD RADIO - REALLY?
Yes, It’s true that we have our own studio music channel. The music goes with the flow of the class with intermittent LCF announcements & fun commercials. The type of music is considered modern hipster and changes monthly and will only connect within close proximity of the studio.
BYO / ALCOHOL POLICIES
For those 21+ you can certainly BYO and for some events a complimentary glass of wine may be offered. We do limit the amount of alcoholic consumption by any individual to (2) glasses and we will not offer any complimentary alcohol within 45 minutes of the event ending. If we feel someone is abusing this policy and/or seems to be unable to handle an adult beverage, we will remove the beverage and if needed arrange an Uber/Lyft.
WHAT MAKES LCF BETTER?
We have a strong passion for food because we get that food is life. We love teaching by example and have a lot of restaurant insider examples and practical (not commonly known) techniques to offer to make your life easier and better. But aside from giving you the world’s greatest best kept restaurant and kitchen secrets, we’ve been told we offer a fun, dare we say cool experience in getting this information – at our Let’s Cultivate Food cooking classes. Perfect for couples, family and if you’re flying solo and looking to meet new friends.
The experience – At our lofty studio with a chic 12 foot pub style table, with super fun little kitchen gadget shop (everything is mostly $7 and we often give them away during food trivia while you’re eating), and our uncommon attention to fun details (like our sriracha bottle soap dispensers), or our own hipster music channel (w our own commercials) – our unique Manayunk studio offers a great environment to spend a few hours learning, celebrating, or any other reason that brings you there.
In the comforts of your designated space (office or home), we’ll unpack all of the goodness of our studio classes at your location. We’re mobile.
We’re not like processed foods – We never pretend to be something we’re not. We would never use Photoshop to fake fun, add fake reviews on our website to give false impressions, give ourselves grand titles, etc.. You get the point. Our classes and experiences are ‘grade A’ – ‘farm fresh’ AWESOMENESS! We let our reputation speak for itself. ..and we thank you PHILLY for that!!
ABOUT our LCF Manayunk studio
LCF Food trivia
Ok! At the next class or event, ask us to do some food trivia for prizes. At some point, this question WILL come up. Google it, and you’re sure to get a free gadget. And the question is.. “How many squirts does it take to get a gallon of milk from a cow?”