The Mix at Columbus State

Frequently Asked Questions

Our classes are designed for all skill levels – you don’t need any experience to attend. Students will receive printed recipes, tasting portions of the food prepared in class, and beverage service when applicable. Students will work in groups to prepare the recipes. Expect to meet new people and have fun!

There is usually sufficient parking in the parking lots surrounding Mitchell Hall or on the street. Once you have parked, please go to your designated classroom. We recommend arriving 10-15 minutes prior to the start of class. Please contact 614-287-5126 or if you need any assistance.

Masks are encouraged but not required on Columbus State property. For more information, visit COVID-19 Employee Guidance.

If you need to cancel your class booking, you can do so up to 48 hours before the class and receive a refund or class credit. If The Mix has to cancel a class for any reason, you will be notified immediately by phone or email and will have the option of switching to another class of equal value or receiving a full refund. If you need to cancel, please contact us at or by calling 614-287-5126. All class reservations are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis so you are encouraged to sign up early. You cannot receive a refund for any reason after a class has been held. The Mix reserves the right to substitute instructors or modify any class when necessary.

Please do! Practice makes perfect, so using the tools you would use at home will help you become more comfortable in the kitchen. If you don’t have your own, don’t worry! We have plenty of tools to make you feel like you’re a professional.

If you have long hair, make sure it is pulled back. Wear long pants. You will be standing and cooking for long periods of time during class, so wear flat, closed-toe shoes that are comfortable. Sandals, flip-flops, and high heels are a safety hazard and will not be permitted in any Columbus State kitchens.

All participatory classes will be listed as hands-on or demonstration. Hands-on classes typically last two hours and have a maximum capacity of 16 students. Demonstration classes also last two hours and offer the chance to observe the instructor. Demonstrations have a maximum capacity of 24 students unless otherwise noted.

Nuts and other common food allergens are frequently used in our kitchens. If you have a food allergy or dietary restriction, please let us know as soon as possible and we will make every effort to accommodate your needs. Adjustments cannot be made during a class.

To participate in our adult classes, you must be 16 years of age or older to attend. However, we also host classes for kids under 16 and families alike. Check the class description to see if it’s family friendly. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Please remember that alcohol could be served in our “adult” classes. Alcohol-centered classes and events are open to anyone 21 and older.

We reserve the right to reschedule or cancel a class 48 hours prior to its scheduled time if it does not meet the minimum number of guests. We also reserve the right to change a chef or menu previously published.

If you have any other questions, please contact us at or call (614) 287-5126