Ottawa Chinese Cooking Studio

Frequently Asked Questions

How to make a payment through INTERAC e-Transfer, a.k.a. INTERAC Email Money Transfer?

If you bank online, you are probably able to use it to send money. What you need from us is our email address only. Detailed information about the transaction method can be found here: www.interac.ca/consumers/faqs.php. Below is a list of the major Canadian banks, please click on the link of your bank to get detailed instructions:

Can I make payment through PayPal?

Yes, you can make payment via PayPal, but a 5% processing fee applies.

Do you accept credit cards?

Yes, we do, but payment must be made through PayPal and there is a 5% processing fee.

How to sign up for a cooking class?

The easiest way is to email us by indicating the number of people and their names, the name and date of the class. The current schedule of our Scheduled Classes is posted HERE. Alternatively, you can also fill in the Registration Form on our website and submit it. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

How early should we get to the class?

It would be perfect if you could get to the class to check in 5-10 minutes prior to the start time.

Do you have any gift items available?

Yes. In addition to gift lessons or classes and customized gift certificates, our brand new embroidered aprons are now available for people who wish to buy an awesome gift. Different sizes available. More information is here.

Can children register for any weekly scheduled (i.e. regular) cooking classes?

Except for children's classes, persons under 18 years of age shall register for the same class with their parents or guardians and be accompanied by them in class. Please note that the rate for children is the same as adults.

Do you offer any cooking lessons for children?

Yes, we do, but most of them are private lessons as birthday parties and the like.

What types of private cooking workshops do you do?

Including many different private events, such as Bachelorette Party, Showers, Birthday Party, Anniversary Party, Family Reunion, Wedding, Farewell, and Girls Night Party. Group discounts may apply.

Do you offer any private cooking sessions at people's place?

Yes. Private home classes are often offered. No fancy kitchen is required, and you do not need to buy anything for your cooking event as we bring all necessary ingredients and stuff. A setup fee may apply, depending on the location of your place.

May I pick individual dishes for my private home lesson?

Yes, you are welcome to pick your own menu and/or dishes.

Are there any gluten-free cooking classes at your cooking school?

Yes, some of our scheduled classes are totally gluten free. Please email us to verify before you sign up.

What kinds of corporate events do you hold?

Customize your very own cooking session for any corporate events, such as Team Building Activity, Farewell, Alumni Reunion, and Working Lunch/Dinner. Group discounts may apply.

We're Listening!

At the OCCS, we like to think we offer a truly unique cooking experience, but what do you think? If you have any comments, suggestions or questions, please feel free to email us. Thank you.

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