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Please read these important notices about our cooking classes:

What’s Included in Your Class: High quality ingredients are used in our classes as we feel they produce the best results. We emphasize a healthy diet comprised of whole, unprocessed foods, but recognize the value of occasional “transition” or convenience foods and include them in some of our classes. The produce used is mainly organic. All participants will receive printed recipes and any additional background/educational materials discussed, abundant tastings of all foods prepared, and occasional ingredient samples. A glass of vegan wine is will be offered at most evening classes.

Length of Classes: Unless otherwise noted, classes run 2 hours.

Cost: Unless otherwise noted, classes cost $60 per person.

Cancellation Policy: We understand that life happens and emergencies do occur. However, we also hope you understand our commitment to all of our guests and the preparation that goes into creating a successful class. You may cancel your registration for a class up to 72 hours in advance of the class and receive a full refund or transfer to another class in the same calendar year. To cancel a registration, email Chef LindaUnfortunately, we cannot refund registration fees for classes canceled less than 72 hours prior to class. Catskill Animal Sanctuary reserves the right to cancel any class that fails to attract sufficient enrollment, for chef illness, or inclement weather. We will contact you by email or telephone and issue a full refund or you may request to be transferred to another class of your choice (depending on availability). If you miss a class due to weather-related concerns, but the class is still being held, our standard cancellation policy applies.

Allergies: Common food allergens (i.e. peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat/gluten, coconut) are present in our kitchen and used in many of our classes and as a result, we are unable to accommodate people with severe food allergies. Contact us if you have questions about ingredients used in a particular class. We’ll do our best to post common allergens with class descriptions, but menus and recipes can change, so please contact us in advance if there is a particular concern.

Minimum Age to Participate: The minimum age to participate in a class in 16, unless otherwise noted. A parent or guardian must be present for any minor under the age of 18 to participate in class.

Recipes and Menus Subject to Change: Due to any number of reasons, menus posted with class descriptions are subject to change without notice.

Waivers: Participation in cooking classes may involve use of cooking equipment and cooking tools, and potential food allergens. During the online registration process, you will be asked to accept or decline a statement including a liability release and photography waiver.

Volunteers: A cooking class always generates lots to clean up! If you have paid for, and attended, a Compassionate Cuisine cooking class, you are welcome to volunteer as a dishwasher and in return, receive a credit to attend an upcoming class within the same calendar year. Dishwashers would need to stay until the kitchen is clean and lights are out in return for a free class, which is generally an hour after the posted end time for the class. Contact Chef Linda to inquire or sign up as a volunteer.


Upcoming Events

  • Celebrate Summer! Vegan BBQ Recipes

    July 8, Saturday

    Start Time: 2:00 PM

    End Time: 4:00 PM

    When it’s way too hot to turn on the oven, escape from your kitchen and fire up the grill, vegan-style! In this class, Chef Sara will demonstrate her favorite vegan summer recipes that will be perfect for your next picnic or cookout.

  • Pig Toast!

    July 15, Saturday

    Start Time: 11:00 a.m.

    End Time: 3:00 p.m.

    Join us for a vegan BBQ and a celebration of pigs!

  • Life After Cheese

    August 12, Saturday

    Start Time: 2:00 p.m.

    End Time: 4:00 p.m.

    Cheese is the last holdout for many would-be vegans. Imagining a life without it seems impossible…until now! Join Chef Linda in this class to explore a variety of dairy-free ingredients and techniques that can produce the creamiest, tangiest vegan cheeses, that can be made right in your home.