The Mix at Columbus State

Frequently Asked Questions

You will receive printed recipes, tasting portions of the food prepared in class, and beverage service when applicable. Students will work in groups of one or more to prepare the recipes. Expect to meet new people, learn something new, and have fun!

You don’t need any cooking experience to attend our classes. That’s why we’re here! Our classes are designed for all skill levels.

There is usually sufficient parking in the parking lots surrounding Mitchell Hall or on the street. Once you have parked, please check in at the customer service desk upon arrival, where you will receive directions to your cooking class. We recommend arriving 10-15 minutes prior to the start of class. Please contact (614) 287-5126 or if you need any assistance.

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

Please do! Practice makes perfect and 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.

All 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.

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-served basis and you are encouraged to sign up early. You cannot receive a refund for a class that has already been held. The Mix reserves the right to substitute instructors, change menus and modify any class when necessary.

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 when a class is already in session.

To participate in a regular class, you must be 16 years of age or older to attend and children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. In addition to our regular classes, we also host some classes specifically for families and kids under 16. Family-oriented classes for younger children will be noted in the class description. Please remember that alcohol may be served in our regular classes.

Alcohol-centered classes and events are open to anyone 21 and older.

If you are interested in teaching a recreational cooking class at Columbus State, please send your resume to

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