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From September until the end of June, we offer various hands-on Culinary and Pastry classes, as well as wine challenge dinners, restaurant management courses and much more. Take a look through the course catalog and put yourself on the path to developing your skills to their full potential today!
Registration by Mail
Enrolling in Community Education classes is easy! Simply fill out a registration form and enclose tuition payment before mailing to:
The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College
C/o Community Education
4207 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Registration by Email
Download a registration form, fill it out and email it to Not sure how? Just do any one of the following:
    1. Edit form in Adobe Reader using the “Sign” function and e-mail new file
    2. Print form, fill it out, scan it and e-mail the scan to us
    3. Print form, fill it out, take a photo of it and e-mail the photo to us

PLEASE NOTE: Under no circumstance will an individual be admitted into a class or event without being officially enrolled. Enrollment confirmations are sent to students once tuition is processed. Please provide correct contact information. Registration is first come/first served.

What do I bring to class?

The list of tools Community Education students need to bring with them to class can be viewed here. Most people already have these consumer-grade items in their home kitchens already. If you don’t, don’t worry! These items and many more can be purchased at our College Store located at4100 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Who are these classes for?

Not a chef? Not a problem! You've come to the right place! The Community Education program is specifically designed to offer non-credit cooking classes and events to people who enjoy cooking and baking as a hobby and are looking to expand their skills in the kitchen - or just to have some fun! You do not need to have culinary school experience to register for our classes. Whether you are a homemaker, busy professional, alumni or simply enjoy cooking as a hobby, we invite you to enroll now and explore all facets of the industry.
Booking Groups
Do you have a group looking to team build or celebrate a special event in a unique way? Why not book a private Culinary Arts Class, a Pastry Arts Class or a Beverage Challenge Dinner just for you and your group? We can accomodate parties of 12-14 for classes and groups of 20-30 for dinners. Email with your request and we will do our best to accomodate your party. Please note: Group Classes are only available Monday - Friday between 7:00-9:30pm and Sundays between 11:00am-4:00pm. Challenge Dinners are only available Tuesday - Saturday between 5:30-10:00pm. Date availability may be limited due to College functions, instructor schedules and the degree program's academic calendar.

Basic Class Information
All classes are located at The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College. All of our classes and dinners must be pre-paid by the participant(s) in full. Registration deadlines are one (1) week before the start of a class, provided there are still seats available. We reserve the right to cancel or limit the size of any class and/or to alter its location, curriculum, ingredients, chef, recipes, tuition, fees and policies as deemed necessary. Classes are non-transferable. Students are required to bring their own cooking utensils to class, as specified. Community Education classes and events are for individuals 18 years of age or older unless otherwise stated. For safety reasons students are advised to wear closed toe/rubber soled shoes in the kitchens at all times. For weather updates please refer to our hotline at 267-295-2399. Shellfish and tree nuts are used on campus.

The Community Education program strives to provide a full and diverse catalog of classes and events. However, from time to time we are simply unable to reach the enrollment minimums required. When this happens, we unfortunately must cancel the under-enrolled class or event. Participants are informed of such a situation by the enrollment deadline - barring an emergency or inclement weather that renders that type of notice impossible. In the case of any cancelation, a registrant will receive a refund as outlined in the section below. It is extremely important that you provide up-to-date contact information on your registration form in the event we need to reach you regarding a cancelation or other alert.

Refund Policy
We do not give refunds for “no-shows” or missed classes. Should a class be canceled, or if a registrant requests a refund up to one (1) week before the start of a class or event (or, in the case of a multi-night course, before the first night of that course), the registrant will receive a full refund of the tuition paid in the same method it was rendered. A 15% processing fee will be applied to all other valid refund requests. Paper gift certificates/vouchers are non-refundable. If you wish to cancel your enrollment in a multi-night course on the first night of that course, a 50% fee will be assessed; no refunds will be given after the first night. Please allow at least 2-3 weeks to receive a refund.

Giving a Class as a Gift
Community Education classes make wonderful and unique gifts. If you'd like to give a class as a gift, please fill out the registration form and indicate in the box provided on the form that the class is a gift and you are the primary contact.

Don't know which class to give? Why not let the recipient choose? You can purchase a Walnut Hill College gift card that does not expire and can be applied to any Community Education class - as well as all the shops and dining rooms on campus! Buy one in our Pastry Shop or over the phone with our Bursar's Office at 267-295-2325 during business hours.

Location & Parking
All cooking classes are located in the kitchens of the Allison Mansion at 4207 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Students are welcome to use our gated parking lot directly off of Walnut Street between 42nd and 43rd Streets. Parking is first come/first served. Please see the parking attendant on duty to escort you to the kitchens via the side entrance of the building.