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

Social Distancing and Increased Sanitation

As we re-open, we’ll observe strict social distancing measures: 

  • Enrollment is reduced to allow one student per 6-foot bench. 
  • All students and staff are required to wear a mask for the duration of class. 
  • Students will remain at their designated workspace. 
  • No sampling or eating in the classrooms, with the exception of water, which will be provided.
  • Increased and enhanced cleaning of all classroom surfaces.
  • Screening for fever and respiratory symptoms for all staff and students.
  • All students and staff must daily confirm they have had no contact with a possible source of COVID-19, that they have no respiratory symptoms (cough, sore throat, congestion, runny nose), and that their temperature is below 100.4°F.
Modified Cancellation and Refund Policy
  • During this time period, we reserve the right to cancel a class at any time. We’ll notify you as soon as possible and refund your tuition in full.
  • If you’re unable to attend class due to health or safety concerns, please contact us immediately to allow for a transfer or refund of your tuition.
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 email the entire list at once and admit the first student to reply.

    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

    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

    If you cancel your reservation for a single day class
    More than 1 week notice: Full refund (less the 5% 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 5% registration fee).
    Less than 3 weeks notice: No refund.

    Terms & Conditions

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

    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 5% registration fee).
    Less than 3 weeks notice: No refund.