According to area franchisee Bill Duffy, the academy is aiming for a late July opening in The Shops at Arbor Walk at 10515 N. MoPac, Austin. Similar to its other locations, it is set to offer year-round classes that last three hours and are organized by age group. Classes are composed of 10 students and three instructors and, according to the academy, teach table manners, food literacy, independence and more.
In each class, students cook a meal from raw ingredients—recipes never repeat as there are over 700, Duffy said—and according to the academy's website, the meals they make during the class are free of meat, poultry, seafood and nuts.
“There’s no parents involved. It’s not a birthday party; it’s not an event. It’s an actual cooking class from scratch to consumption,” Duffy said.
While prices are not officially set for this location, Duffy said they typically range from $35 an hour. The academy also offers summer, winter and spring break camps.
Duffy also added that Austin-based grocer service Farmhouse Delivery will help provide fresh produce, dairy and spices and more to the academy.
There are 75 locations planned for the rest of Texas over the next decade, as previously reported by Community Impact.