FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1WHERE IS THE MIREPOIX COOKING SCHOOL LOCATED?
The Mirepoix Cooking School is located in Royal Oak at the
. Our classroom is located upstairs above our beautiful specialty market. To get to Mirepoix from the Holiday Market rear parking lot, proceed to the right once you are inside the building. Take the stairs up to the Holiday Catering area. Once upstairs, continue through the Holiday Catering kitchen through the swinging stainless steel door. Look for Mirepoix directional signs in the black stands.
2IS THE MIREPOIX COOKING SCHOOL A CULINARY SCHOOL?
No, the Mirepoix Cooking School is a recreational cooking class program. We offer cooking classes to culinary enthusiasts and the home gourmand. If you are looking for a professional cooking school opportunity, we encourage you to investigate Schoolcraft College and other fine professional culinary programs in the area.
3WHAT CAN I EXPECT WHEN I COME TO A MIREPOIX CLASS?
When coming to a class, you can expect to learn the tricks of the trade and enjoy a delicious meal. Our classes are all hands-on unless indicated otherwise in the class description. Mirepoix Chefs are talented, extremely knowledgeable and committed to make sure everyone enjoys their experience in Mirepoix. Our classes begin with a short orientation and introduction of our staff. We will introduce each recipe with a short demo. Guests will then be assigned to their cooking station. Each cooking station can fit up to 6 guests. Each cooking station will have their own prep table, stove, oven, kitchen equipment and ingredients. You can enjoy your meal in class at your own table or you can package to take home. Beer and wine available for purchase. You won’t need to bring anything to class – we provide everything for you. Just come dressed comfortably. Please no open toe shoes. For hands-on classes, we will provide you with a chef’s apron. We also provide knives for your use.
4I CAN'T BOIL WATER! IS THERE A CLASS FOR ME?
We have classes to suit everyone. From children’s classes to the building blocks for adults, we have just the right thing for you, and all are offered in a comfortable setting, so they are not intimidating for even the most novice cook. If you have questions about the difficulty of a particular class, please call our concierge to discuss the details of the class you are interested in taking.
5DO I HAVE TO TAKE KNIFE SKILLS BEFORE I TAKE OTHER CLASSES?
We strongly encourage everyone to take the Knife Skills class. A knife is the chef’s most important tool – aside from a good palate! This comprehensive class will teach you the basics. Good knife skills are imperative to solid cooking technique.
6SHOULD I EAT BEFORE I COME TO CLASS?
Our classes celebrate good food and good cooking techniques. Our hands-on cooking classes will all have a meal to enjoy at the end of class. You can enjoy in class or feel free to package and take home. Because the meals are served at the end of class, we do recommend eating a snack to hold you over.
7HOW DO I REGISTER FOR CLASSES?
You can register online for classes, or by calling 248.541.1414 ext. 500. We do not take reservations without payment.
8WHAT IS THE DRESS CODE?
Mirepoix is a professional kitchen and you will be on your feet a majority of the class, so please wear appropriate clothing and shoes. We recommend you wear flat, comfortable shoes. We will provide everyone with a black apron.
9WHY DO YOU ASK FOR A CREDIT CARD EVEN THOUGH I HAVE A GIFT CERTIFICATE?
We staff our classes with culinary talent to make your Mirepoix experience the very best it can be. We also want to be sure that we have the appropriate amount of food for each class. We take credit card information with gift certificates & gift card payment (unless you pay in store) to avoid ordering too much food or staffing our classes unnecessarily in the event that you may have to cancel outside of our 7-day cancellation period.
10DO YOU OFFER PRIVATE CLASSES OR COOKING PARTIES?
The Mirepoix Cooking School is the perfect place to host your next event! Whether it’s a private cooking party (you and your friends & family), Holiday party, bridal or baby shower, engagement party, alternative bachelor and bachelorette parties, team building events, birthday and anniversary parties – our space can accommodate your group. Call for more information. 248.541.1414 ext 500
11DO YOU OFFER TEAM BUILDING EVENTS?
Yes, our Team building events are incredibly popular. We offer 2 different formats called our Duel and Mix and Mingle. Our Duel format is a friendly cooking competition. Choose a 4 course meal and let your teams compete in the kitchen. Each menu has a secret ingredient. The team will have to incorporate the secret ingredient into each recipe. Our Mix and Mingle offers guests the experience of cooking along with our talented Chefs. Choose a 4 course meal and learn all the tricks of the trade. For more information and menus please email Leanne@holiday-market.com or call 248.541.1414 ext 500
12HOW DO I CANCEL A COOKING CLASS?
We offer a 4 day cancellation policy. If choose to cancel your class 4 days or more prior to the scheduled date, we will issue a full refund or you can choose to be placed in a different class. Cancellations made 3 days or less of the scheduled class will not be refunded. To cancel please call 248.541.1414 ext 500
13IS THE MIREPOIX SPACE AVAILABLE FOR RENTAL?
The Mirepoix space is available for catered events as well. For more information call 248-543-4390 and ask to speak with an event coordinator.
14HOW DO I PURCHASE A GIFT CERTIFICATE?
Please call The Cooking School at 248.541.1414 ext 500. We would be happy to mail or have a gift card ready for pick-up. Most cooking classes are $69.99 per class. We also sell gift cards on-line.
15HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO TAKE A CLASS?
Mirepoix cooking classes are for guests that are 18 years or older unless noted.