FAQ


  1. Where is the Cooking School by Kessler experience?
  2. What is the cost of the class?
  3. Is gratuity included?
  4. Is there food or wine during the class?
  5. Are the sample menus final?
  6. Is there an age limit on classes?
  7. How long are the classes?
  8. What should I wear, what should I bring with me?
  9. I am not a chef. What level of knowledge is required?
  10. How many people do you need to book a cooking class?
  11. Can we book a private cooking class?
  12. What if we have more than 25 guests?
  13. Who typically takes these classes?
  14. Are gift cards available?
  15. What is the cancellation policy?

Where is the Cooking School by Kessler experience?

It is located inside Mansion on Forsyth Park at the 700 Drayton Restaurant.

See our Contact page for a map »

Upon arrival, please check in at the host stand.


What is the cost of the class?

The Cooking School by Kessler experiences vary in price. See our list of classes for costs.


Is gratuity included?

No. However gratuity is accepted and greatly appreciated.


Is there food or wine during the class?

Definitely. We provide light nibbles (cheese and charcuterie) throughout each class. Our experience will result in a meal enjoyed at the conclusion of class. Cocktails, wine and beer will be available for purchase at the bar once classwork is concluded for all hands- on classes. For demonstration only classes, drinks are available from the bar throughout the duration of the class.


Are the sample menus final?

Some menu items may change from time to time, to ensure we are cooking with the best quality ingredients for the season.


Is there an age limit on classes?

Participants must be 12 or older. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.


How long are the classes?

Approximately 2-1/2 to 3 hours.


What should I wear, what should I bring with me?

Please wear closed-toe shoes and comfortable clothing. Avoid wearing loose sleeves and long hair must be pulled back. Bring nothing—Chef simply requests you bring a hunger for learning and gourmet food.


I am not a chef. What level of knowledge is required?

Every level of expertise is welcome. Our Chef will help guide you from basic knife skills to advanced cooking techniques. We simply suggest that you like great food and wine.


How many people do you need to book a cooking class?

Our minimum is 1, with a maximum of 16. For Private Dinner with the Chef classes, the minimum number of participants is 8.


Can we book a private cooking class?

Yes, the Cooking School can be reserved for private classes or dinners. Our minimum requirement is 8 with a maximum of 16 guests. Please contact us with the date, time and number of guests for your private event and to receive more detailed information. You can also call 912.721.5006 for reservations.


What if we have more than 16 guests?

Please contact us with the date, time and number of guests and we will do our best to accommodate your party.


Who typically takes these classes?

Couples for a date night, a friends’ night out, hotel guests, local residents, birthday parties, corporate events and culinary enthusiasts of all levels.


Are gift cards available?

Yes, gift cards are available for purchase at the front desk of the hotel or online at https://www.kesslercollection.com/gift-cards/.


What is the cancellation policy?

Classes may be cancelled up to 48 hours in advance in order to receive a full refund. Any cancellations or bookings made within the 48 hour window will not be eligible for a refund. Refunds will not be provided for no-shows.

Please note, we reserve the right to cancel any class at any time at our discretion. If we exercise this right of cancellation, we will refund any fees that have been paid in advance or reschedule for a later date.