Frequently asked questions

Read the FAQ to find out more about Cook with meg

How much are classes?

We have many classes to choose from, starting at $30+gst per household. This means if you have siblings all wanting to cook together, you only pay once. **Our summer and winter camps may have additional camp packs available for purchase, for multiple kids in the house, but as far as the class itself, it’s one charge.  Go to classes now! PS we often have specials, stay close to our social!  

How long are COOK WITH MEG classes?

Class length varies between 45-120 mins, depending on the theme of the class. The approximate class length will be listed in the class description. 

What forms of payment do you accept at COOK WITH MEG?

We use secure Shopify payments which accept PayPal express, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Apple Pay, + Google Pay.

Do we need to have special tools/equipment to COOK WITH MEG?

No! Our motto is “MAKE IT WORK” so we use the appliances and tools you already have in your kitchen. *For some of our classes you will be asked to bring a specific tool such as an electric hand mixer or a stand mixer, but as Meg says “our grandmother’s grandmother didn’t have a stand mixer, so a wooden spoon and bowl will eventually get us to the same place”! The specific tools needed for each class will be listed in the class description. 

What kinds of ingredients do you use in COOK WITH MEG classes?

For the most party we use ingredients that you can find at most local grocery stores. Meg always takes into account the time of year, what’s in season and again, we are always able to provide modifications and substitutions whenever possible! **themed class ingredients may require a little searching, but we will always give substitutions.

We are a Gluten free AND A DAIRY FREE household. Can we still take COOK WITH MEG classes?

You bet! If you are gluten free, dairy free, or have food allergies, just let Meg know when you register and she will send you some substitutions. We always do our best to make it work. Please feel free to use ingredients you like too, we can never be too creative! 

My child is super shy and I am unable to supervise. Can they still cook?

Our classes require adult supervision (or adults handy). The class recording will be emailed post class and you can re-watch the recording and make the recipe whenever you have time! Remember ZOOM is interactive, so they will still be able to see and hear Meg! If they are also not super comfy in the kitchen we encourage them to simply watch, interact with meg and take some notes. SAFETY FIRST! 

When we take a COOK WITH MEG class, do we have to have our cameras turned on?

NO! If you’re a little shy you can disable your camera view, but to get the full COOK WITH MEG experience, it helps to have it on, so Meg can see your technique, and watch your progress. Part of the fun of the LIVE Cook With Meg classes is that we can SHOW AND TELL as we go! All of our classes are recorded, so you can cook on your schedule. If you wish to have your camera off, that is totally ok! Please know these recordings are not shared publicly, only within the families in attendance.

Do we have to make the exact recipe?

While Meg will be teaching the specific recipe, feel free to get creative! While Meg will be teaching the recipe you were sent, feel free to sub in whatever you want, from whatever you have! Allergies, Vegan, GF, YOU use what you have! Please come to class with all your substitutions and recipe ingredients in hand, we will make it happen!

What if we can’t make every class?

That’s ok! If you can’t make a class, be sure to grab the replay of the class, which will be either posted or sent via email approximately 2 hours after classes finish. This recording will not expire, so you do not have to get to it immediately. This recording is also NOT to be shared. 

How do the recordings work in COOK WITH MEG classes?

Glad you asked! All Cook with Meg classes are recorded. Once class finishes, the Zoom recording is then uploaded and you will be emailed a link, or the link will be saved in your class hub (if applicable). Normally it takes about 2 hours from the time class ends, until it’s loaded. The recordings will never expire so there’s no rush for you to make the recipe immediately, just remember to keep the date handy.

Will you be making each dish from start to finish?

The goal is to finish each recipe, however in some cases if a component has to bake, Meg will teach to the very end, or in this case “to the oven”. We also encourage pic sharing after class, let’s see those finished dishes! What’s the expression, “a watched pot never boils”? We won’t make you sit and watch things bake! 

Will we need to have ingredients ready for the beginning of class?

While we want you to have your ingredients on hand, they don’t all have to be prepped. Part of the experience is to learn how to prep with Meg, so don’t come to class with half the fun already complete! If PREP STEPS are needed, you will be told ahead of time. 

Do I need to watch my child during class?

It’s VERY important that safety comes first, all the time. You are the best judge of your child’s ability, and while Meg ensures safety at all times, we leave the choice up to you in the end. Please know that all classes are recorded, so if your child is unsupervised and not comfortable in the kitchen, they can always watch the recording then cook with more supervision when it’s more convenient for you! Meg will also communicate with you if we are noticing any issues in class, or if additional support is encouraged. 

What happens if my child falls behind or cannot keep up?

We always stress that you assess your child’s ability before joining a COOK WITH MEG class. The classes are all taught step by step with lots of repetition and the pace moves in a nice controlled way. We do however try to fit the whole recipe into the one hour time frame and encourage kids and teens to have someone nearby if they need an extra set of hands if things were to go sideways. They are also encouraged to stop the cook, then watch to the end, and pick back up with the recording. If Meg notices that your child or teen is struggling, we will make every attempt to help and will notify you after class.

My child is pretty comfortable in the kitchen. Can they take AN ALL AGES SATURDAY CLASS?

We do ask that the ALL AGES classes have an adult present and cooking with kids and teens, as these classes tend to be PACKED with a tight schedule and different skills levels in attendance. For the kids and teens classes, please be on hand should they need you. We also ALWAYS encourage team work in the kitchen! Having said that remember that Meg does go step by step and the classes ARE recorded. At the end of the day, YOU are the best judge of your child’s ability and skill l

How do we share our COOK WITH MEG creations?

We LOVE to see your recipes, please tag Meg @cookwithmegtoday on Instagram and be sure to join the private Facebook COOK WITH MEG community group! 

Did we answer all your questions?

If yes, we would love to have you join us, simply head to the classes and register today! If not, contact Meg now to get them answered.