By booking on any of our courses you agree to abide by our terms and conditions.
We reserve the right to make amendments to the cookery courses content and recipes without notice.
Application requirements: you must be 18 years or over to attend any course. For those younger than 18 will need a parent or guardian as a guarantor
Skill Levels: If you are unsure what your skill level is for a course, we can assess your level of experience before you book. This is usually done through a meeting with our Executive Chef, or if you cannot attend a meeting then we can do an assessment over the telephone.
Please call us on +1646 583 2144 or email www.chefacademyofnewyork.com
Health & Safety: All participants should wear shoes with flat, non-slip soles and covered toes. You cannot enter the kitchen without the correct footwear. You must wear a Chef’s uniform (we are not liable for any damage that occurs to clothing) hair must be tied back in the kitchen, if your hair is long you must wear a hair net, if you have a beard, it must be neatly trimmed. Jewellery is not permitted (except for a wedding band). False nails or nail varnish are not permitted and nails must be clipped.
Please inform us in advance of any allergies, disabilities, diabetes, pregnancy, epilepsy, learning difficulties and anything that we may need to know for your own safety and the safety of others.
Drugs and alcohol policy
The school takes the matter of illegal drugs very seriously. If anyone is found under the influence or in possession of any kind of substances action will be taken. We are aware of the hazards of cooking under the influence of drugs or alcohol.We have a zero tolerance of any alcohol or drugs.Alcohol/drugs can heighten feelings of disorientation and may potentially create hazardous situations for both students and staff. If a student is attending any of our courses under the influence of alcohol, solvents or illegal drugs, then there will be consequences, it may result in being expelled from the Academy and no refund will be issued.
We are committed to ensuring that none of our students are discriminated against based on their sex, religion, marital status, nationality, ethnic origin, disability or sexual orientation. All students will be provided with the appropriate training for their needs, regardless of their race, sex, religion, marital status, nationality, ethnic origin, disability or sexual orientation. Chef Academy of New York will make no distinction based on such grounds between the training, facilities and benefits it provides to its students. It is the responsibility of all students to ensure that they abide by this policy, and you can contribute in particular by:
● Not discriminating against fellow students, tutors, suppliers, Chef Academy staff and members of the public with whom you come into contact with for the duration of the course.
● Not inducing or attempting to induce others to practice unlawful discrimination.
If you consider that you are a victim of unlawful discrimination, you should raise this issue through the grievance procedure. You should be ensured that Chef Academy of New York will at all times take such allegations seriously and will carry out a full investigation and take appropriate measures against unacceptable behaviour.
Didactic kit fee: an extra $ 800
This will include:
- Set of professional chefs knives
- Professional uniform, safety shoes, apron & hat
- HACCP Certificate
- Professional culinary book
- Chef Academy stationary for the course
Certificated Courses: Upon successful completion of any of our courses you will receive a Chef Academy of New York diploma. Successful completion of a course is determined by the Chef/Tutors, in order to achieve any of our diplomas you must have a good attendance rate (minimum 90%) successfully completed every section of the programme. Diplomas are issued at the discretion of the principal.Please note, your attitude and discipline are also taken into consideration when the final assessment is being completed.
Course programme: The course programme is subject to change due to the choice of Restaurant partner and taking into consideration the produce available according to the season.
*Due to the high standard of training, students enrolled for the Michelin star course might begin their training directly in one of our Michelin star restaurant partners, depending on their previous experience.
Restaurant Partners: Our team of coordinators at Chef Academy work alongside our executive chefs who assess each student individually to determine their skill level and capabilities, to enable us to decide which of our restaurant partners would be the most suitable for them to start their live training. Once this has been agreed by all parties, the student will spend 200/300 hours in the restaurant. The restaurant will not be changed unless a serious issue has been reported by both the chef trainer and the student.Our courses are highly professional and practical. Students will learn how to work in a professional kitchen.Their role in the kitchen will be equivalent to a demi chef de partie. During the course, students will spend most of their time in a professional environment. This will allow them to understand how a live kitchen works. While in the kitchen they will be considered as a member of the team, this allows them to have an understanding of what being a chef means. The restaurant's Head Chef will supervise the training to ensure you are following the program.The students will spend time in every section of the kitchen being trained alongside the chef de partie in charge of their section. Students are required to partake in any tasks that need doing in the kitchen, with no exception (from food preparation, mise en place, assisting the chef de partie, service assistance, and any other tasks the head chef finds relevant). Students' level and skills will be assessed by the chef and this will determine the tasks a student is given, they may not be able to do certain things and may be moved onto different section or assist with service.
Live Training: When you start your live training with any of our restaurant partners, you are expected to abide by the rules of the kitchen, this means arriving on time, following your schedule, informing the Chef and Chef Academy of New York of any lateness or absence. The training is not classroom style.You will train alongside the chef in charge of each section. You must listen to their instruction and behave accordingly.This type of training is very hands on, you will be given a program of what you need to learn and most importantly you are the leader of your training
Class Hours and size: The set hours for training within Chef Academy of New Yorks development kitchen are 9.00 - 17.00. This can change on a daily basis due certain tasks/sectors taking different amounts of time. Students will be expected to clean the station that they have been working at. We require a minimum of 5 students for each course. If we do not have 5 students enrolled for any course, Chef Academy has the right to postpone the course start date. This will be communicated at least 7 days before the course is due to start.
Assessment: Although our courses are highly practical, students will be required to sit a written assessment upon completion of the course. The assessment is based on the skills and techniques learned during the training.
Professional Chef Course, Advanced Professional Chef Course and Professional Chef Course - Italian Cuisine: All payments should be made in full at least 6 weeks before the course start date.
Courses requiring a deposit: a non-refundable deposit of $ 1800 must be paid at the time of the booking to secure a place on the course. The full balance of the course must be paid at least 6 weeks before the course start date. Failure to do so may result in your losing your place on the course and retention of your deposit.
We accept also MasterCard/Visa Credit Cards and Switch/Solo/Maestro Cards (for deposit payment only).
Cancellations & Refunds Policy
The following courses:
- Professional Chef Course
- Advanced Professional Chef Course
- Professional Chef Course - Italian Cuisine
Are secured with a non-refundable deposit, with the outstanding balance being due 6 weeks prior to the start of the course.
Cancellations made more than 28 working days from the start of your course
Should you wish to cancel your booking more than 28 working days from the start of the course, you will be entitled to a full refund of course fees paid, less the $ 1,800 deposit which is non-refundable. Should you wish to transfer to a course date in the future rather than cancel your booking outright, we will transfer your course deposit to that future date.
Cancellations made less than 28 working days from the start of your course
Should you wish to cancel your booking less than 28 working days from the start of the course, we will re list your place for resale and try and find a replacement on your behalf. If we can resell your place, or you are able to provide a suitable replacement, we will refund your course fees, there will be an admin fee of $1000 and you would not be entitled to a refund of the deposit.
Cancellations made after the course has started:
If you cancel the course on or after the start date you will not be entitled to any refund as we are not able to resell the place.
Cancellations by Chef Academy of New York
In the unlikely event of cancellation of a course by Chef Academy of New York, we will offer a suitable transfer to an alternative date or course, or we will issue a full refund (within 28 working days) of the full course fee.
Copyright & Acceptable Usage
Full copyright of course content developed by the Chef Academy of New York is retained by the school. Course notes and reference materials are provided to support students in their studies and ongoing cookery development and are issued for personal use only.
Personal Belongings: During the course and the training in our restaurant partners, we would urge students not to leave personal belongings unattended at any time,
Do not bring or store any valuables on the premises, including watches, jewelry or large amounts of cash. Chef Academy of New York and our partners are not liable or responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged personal property, from lockers, vehicles or any other location on the premises.
If any of Chef Academy's partners suspect a student has taken something that doesn’t belong to them, the police will be called and this may result in being expelled from the School.
Intellectual Property Rights: All patents, rights to invention, utility models, copyright and related rights, trade marks, service marks, trade, business and domain names, rights in trade dress on get-up, rights in goodwill or to sue for passing off, unfair competition rights in designs, rights in computer software, database right, topography rights, moral rights, rights in confidential information (including know-how and trade secrets) and any other intellectual property rights, in each case whether registered or unregistered and including all applications for a renewals or extension of such rights or forms of protection in any part of the world.
Limitation of Liability
Participation in the courses may be hazardous for the participant.
By purchasing any of the Chef Academy courses, the student assumes the risk of harm or injury, which may occur as a result of participating in the courses. Participants release waive and discharge Chef Academy and its officers, employees, or agents from any liability, costs, claim damages and losses resulting from this individual's participation.
Chef Academy courses include training in a professional kitchen in any of the school's restaurant partners and this can sometimes involve risks. The student releases, waive and discharge the Restaurant management, the trustees, officers, agents, and employees from any and all liability, claim, damages and losses arising out of or in connection with my training experience.
If the participant is a minor prior consent of a parent or guardian to participate in the event or activity. They will also consent to the business or organization to seek emergency treatment for the minor if necessary, and they agree to accept financial responsibility for the costs related to this emergency treatment.
By purchasing any of the Chef Academy courses you acknowledge that the school and any of the partners does not provide insurance cover to the student for any loss, injuries, illness, or death resulting from the students training.You can, however, purchase insurance yourself.
You acknowledge and agree that details of your name, address, payment record and other personal data will be processed by and on behalf of Chef Academy of New York.
Permission to publish photographs/video
By agreeing to these Conditions, you allow Chef Academy of New York and its agents, employees, licensees, or staff assigns to take and publish the photographs taken of yourself in Chef Academy of New York website, social networks, newspapers or publications, both printed and electronic. You also waive any right to inspect or approve the finished photographs or the printed or electronic material(s) created from the photographs prior to its/their publication.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
The Contract and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the law of the State of New York.
The parties irrevocably agree that the courts of State of New York shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim that arises out of, or in connection with, the Contract or its subject matter.
Chef Academy of New York
Administration Office: 1180 Ave of the Americas, Rockefeller Center, 8th floor, New York, NY 10036
+1646 583 2144
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