Baking School

Baking School

What to Expect

King Arthur Baking Company welcomes bakers of every age and skill level with a variety of classes for young children, seasoned professionals, and every baker in-between. Our classes feature our own faculty of baking professionals, along with an impressive array of visiting instructors, eager to help you improve your baking expertise. If you have questions about any of our classes, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to baking with you!

Contact the Baking School

We will gladly assist you by phone during our office hours, or send us an email any time.

Email: bakingeducation@kingarthurbaking.com

Call: (800) 652-3334
Please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.

COVID Policies

 

With our Baking Schools having re-opened to in-person classes, King Arthur Baking continues to adapt our practices and safety measures to address the shifting COVID landscape and support the safety of both our visitors and team members. As of September 3, 2021, we will be observing the following measures: 

  • All in-person classes will require proof of full vaccination before entrance to the classroom. Please bring your vaccination card or a photo of it which clearly captures your name, vaccination date(s), type (Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, or AstraZeneca), along with a photo ID. Our staff will visually verify this information prior to students entering the classroom and no vaccine card information will be stored by King Arthur Baking. 
  • Accommodations may be made for individuals with religious or medical exemptions, which may include rescheduling to one of our virtual class options or a full refund. 
  • For those unable or uncomfortable attending an in-person classes, we encourage you to explore our highly popular virtual class offerings!: bakewith.us/VirtualClass Students in our virtual classes bake from the comfort of their own home environment while still receiving the personalized instruction of our experienced educators via their streaming device and at a reduced cost. Learn more, at: bakewith.us/VirtualClassFAQ
  • Masks are required for all visitors and staff while indoors at our facilities. 

We ask that all prospective students contact us  with concerns or questions (including on vaccine exemption accommodations) before traveling to our Baking Schools. This will help ensure the comfort, safety, and best experience for all our students.  
 
Our team can be reached by email at bakingeducation@kingarthurbaking.com or by calling (800) 652-3334 — Please note that we may be unavailable at the time of contact but will respond to email and voicemails ASAP. 
 

 
We appreciate your understanding as we work to make your class as safe as we can and may add or remove measures as guided by our state and company regulations.
 

    General Information

    How to get here & where to stay

    Please visit our information pages for each location:
    King Arthur Baking, Norwich, VT
    The Bread Lab, Burlington, WA

    What to bring

    We provide all equipment, small tools, and ingredients necessary to class participation. Because you'll likely have baked treats to take home after class, you may want to bring a cooler if your trip is long. Space constraints prevent us from providing storage for student baked goods.

    What to wear

    Please dress in comfortable clothing that you don't mind coating with flour. We recommend closed-toe, protective shoes and minimal jewelry. We provide aprons and side towels.

    Start time

    Classroom doors will open 15 minutes before the class is scheduled to begin.

    Dietary concerns

    Please contact us prior to your class if you have food allergies or other dietary concerns, so that we may try to accommodate your needs.

    Policies

    Phones, cameras, and recording devices

    We welcome cameras in the classroom to record details of production for later reference; but please, no video recordings. Please silence mobile phones in the classroom.

    Kids

    We love to bake with kids, and we have a number of classes designed for children, including classes where children bake with their parents. Any child accompanied by a parent is the parent's responsibility and must be closely supervised at all times. For safety reasons no infants are allowed in the classroom.

    Groups & private events

    We're happy to schedule private classes and events around our existing schedule, and we'll work with you to design a program that will fit your group. We require a minimum of 8 students for private classes. To schedule a class, please contact us.

    Waitlist

    Our waitlist registrations are free, and we'll contact you by email as soon as a cancellation arises. When the cancellation is short notice, we open the spot up and notify the whole waitlist at once.

    Payment

    Payment is required to secure your position in class. We accept all credit cards, along with King Arthur Baking gift cards. If you wish to pay by check or cash, please contact us.

    Cancellations/Refunds

    In the event that your class is cancelled due to bad weather, low enrollment, or other circumstances, we will notify you as soon as possible by email and issue you a full refund.

    Virtual Classes

    All online classes are nonrefundable.

    In Person Classes

    If you cancel your reservation for a single day class
    More than 1 week notice: Full refund (less the 10% registration fee).
    Less than 1 week notice: No refund.

    If you cancel your reservation for a multi-day or guest instructor class
    More than 3 weeks notice: Full refund (less the 10% registration fee).
    Less than 3 weeks notice: No refund.

    Transfers
    Virtual Classes

    If you are unable to attend your single day class for any reason
    More than 48 hours notice: You may transfer to another session of the same class as long as there are spaces available. No transfers to other classes are allowed.
    Less than 48 hours notice: Transfers are no longer allowed, but you will still receive the recording of the class you are registered for.

    If you are unable to attend your multi-day class for any reason
    More than 1 week notice: You may transfer to another session of the same class as long as there are spaces available. No transfers to other classes are allowed.
    Less than 1 week notice: Transfers are no longer allowed, but you will still receive the recording of the class you are registered for.

    In person classes

    If you would like to change your reservation for a single day class
    More than 1 week notice: Transfers to any class with available spaces are allowed, with no penalty.
    1 week to 48 hours notice: Transfers to any class with available spaces will be charged a 10% transfer fee.
    Less than 48 hours notice: No transfers are allowed.
     
    If you would like to change your reservation for a multi-day or guest instructor class
    More than 3 weeks notice: Transfers to any class with available spaces are allowed, with no penalty.
    3 weeks to 1 week notice: Transfers to any class with available spaces will be charged a 10% transfer fee.
    1 week or less notice: No transfers are allowed.
     

     
    Terms & Conditions

    All registrants must agree to our terms & conditions prior to registering for a class.

    Online Classes

    Are your baking classes demonstrations, or do we bake along with the instructor?

    You bake right along with us! We’ll help troubleshoot and talk you through all the techniques required for each step. We recommend aiming your camera so that the instructor can see your workspace, but it’s not mandatory.

    How do I know what I need for class?

    After registering for a class, you will receive a confirmation email that will include recipes and a list of the necessary ingredients and equipment required.

    What if I can’t find ingredients/don’t have the equipment required for the class?

    Recognizing that some things are hard to find right now, we’ve focused our virtual classes on recipes made with basic ingredients and equipment that you are most likely to already have in your kitchen. We list some easy substitutions on the ingredient sheet as well as optional items. For classes where we feel using a stand or electric mixer is best, we will mention it in the class description.

    I want to take a class with a friend/family member. Do I need one registration or two?

    Each registration is for one device. If you are baking together in the same kitchen, only one registration is required. If you are each baking from your own homes, two registrations are required. You’ll want to register for each spot separately as the zoom link will go to the email associated with the account of the person who purchased the class.

    How can I give someone a virtual class as a gift?

    The best way is to purchase a King Arthur Baking Company Gift Card. This way the participant can choose the class topic, date, and time that works for them. Also, when they register, all the class information and Zoom links will be sent to the recipient, rather than to the purchaser’s email address. To redeem the gift card, the recipient will need to call or email our office at bakingeducation@kingarthurbaking.com or (800) 652-3334. There is no expiration on the gift cards, and they can be used for Bakers Catalogue items as well.

    Alternatively, you may register for another person directly on our website, but the class materials and Zoom link will be sent to the purchaser’s email. You would then need to forward those emails to the person(s) taking the class.

    Will there be individual attention given to each student?

    We have limited class sizes to ensure that everyone receives the required attention for success. Not only will you have an instructor on camera guiding you through each step, but a second instructor will be monitoring the chat, answering questions, reiterating key points, and offering tips and encouragement.

    Will my product be finished at the end of class time?

    This depends on which class you have signed up for. In some classes (particularly some yeasted products which require longer rising times), items may still be baking at the end of class. In these classes, your instructor will go over how to tell when your item is fully baked.

    What if I can’t make it to the class/forget to log in at class time?

    We don’t offer refunds for virtual classes, but if you realize in advance that you won’t be able to attend the class, we can transfer you to the same class at a later date. If you realize you missed the class after it ran, you are still entitled to receive the class recording. These recordings are for enrolled students only and should not be shared with others.

    What do I need to have ready before class?

    Have your recipe handy, and we recommend gathering the tools and ingredients called for on the lists you receive with your confirmation email. No need to measure everything out ahead of time — we’ll do that together. If any other things need to be completed ahead of class (for example, bringing butter to room temperature), those items will be highlighted on the list. Have your device connected to the internet and set up so that the instructor can view your workspace. We recommend logging on to class 10-15 minutes early to iron out any technical difficulties. Aside from that, just be ready to have fun!

    My class is starting soon, and I still haven’t gotten a Zoom link! Help!

    Zoom links are sent out 1 hour before the start of class. If you aren’t in that window yet, no need to fret. Double-check what time the class is taking place, making sure to take your time zone into account. If you are in the 1-hour window and aren’t seeing the emailed link yet, check your spam folder. If the link still can’t be found, email us at bakingeducation@kingarthurbaking.com for assistance.

    Professional Classes

    Check-in

    Most classes have hours Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 5:00pm. Please check in for class at 8:30am Monday morning to allow time for registration. Should you arrive early, please do not enter the classroom before 8:30am.

    Attire

    The Baking School requires professional attire for all professional classes. This includes shoes with closed toes, and a chef's coat. If you do not own a chef's coat we can supply you with one for the class upon request. Please do not wear shorts or jewelry other than a simple wedding band while class is in session.

    Equipment

    We provide all equipment, small tools, and ingredients necessary to class participation.

    Lunch

    We serve lunch for students daily; if you have any food allergies or dietary concerns, please contact us ahead of time so we may try to accommodate your needs.

    Cancellations

    In the event that your class is cancelled due to bad weather, low enrollment, or other circumstances, we will notify you as soon as possible by email and issue you a full refund.

    Refunds

    Should you wish to cancel your registration in a professional class:
    More than 3 weeks notice: You will receive a full refund (less the 10% registration fee).
    Less than 3 weeks notice: No refund.