Covid Safety FAQ

CulinaryLab is proud to be training Essential Food Service Workers.

The health and safety of our students and staff is our top priority. Here is a list of the actions we’re taking to ensure we maintain a healthy environment for everyone that walks through our doors along with additional details:

  • Frequent and thorough disinfecting of high traffic areas
  • Chef demos viewable from work stations on large flat screens
  • Small class sizes
  • Mandatory facial coverings
  • Individual work (no partners)
  • Frequent hand washing and hand sanitizing enforced
  • Work stations socially distanced
  • Dedicated dishwasher for both pro and home cook classes (groups will not congregate at dish pit)

Q: What sanitary measures does CulinaryLab have in place?
A: Safety and sanitation has always been extremely important at our school, and now, our cleaning efforts will be even more thorough and frequent. High traffic areas will be disinfected at least once per hour, including door handles, kitchen tabletops, sink handles, restrooms, and other high traffic surfaces. See below regarding the other practices that have been put into place to keep our students and staff safe.

Q: Do you require students to wear a mask in class?
A: Yes, all staff and students will be required to wear face masks and/or face shields. There is an option to purchase face shields ($10.78) from CulinaryLab but it is not mandatory. Because we taste often during class, face coverings will need to be removed from time to time.

Q: How many students are in a class?
A: We only allow 12 students max in class.

Q: Will students be working with a partner?
A: Home cook students now work individually, not in pairs. Professional students will continue to work individually.

Q: How often will students have opportunities to wash their hands?
A: Frequent hand washing during class is normal. We will continue to remind students and staff to wash their hands often.

Q: Is there hand sanitizer available?
A: Four hand sanitizer stations have been installed on the walls for easily accessible and frequent sanitizing in between hand washing.

Q: Will students still be able to see what Chef Instructors are demonstrating without congregating?
A: Yes, Chef demonstrations will be streamed to a TV monitor that allows students to view demos from their work stations instead of gathering at the front of the kitchen.

Q: What is your make-up policy for students if they are sick or miss class for another reason?
A: Students who are showing symptoms of illness are required to stay home. Home cook students can schedule make-up classes with our Student Relations Manager, Sarah Harris. Pro students who are ill will be able to earn full credit for make-up work done at home.

Q: Where can students eat food that they have prepared in class?
A: Students may eat outside (with social distancing) or inside at their work tables during breaks.

Q: Can I come by to visit the school?
A: The lobby will be closed to both walk-in visitors and students. To visit the school please make an appointment by clicking here.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us at