Carriage House Cooking School Policies

Cancellation policy

We offer a small and intimate environment to make learning how to cook experiential and impacting.  As such all enrollments are considered firm and payment is processed when a booking is made.  

No refund will be given for cancellations.  If you are unable to attend class, you may transfer the ticket to another person (please notify us).

In the event a class is cancelled by The Carriage House Cooking School a refund will be issued within 24 hours to the original form of payment.


All guest must agree to our terms of service during checkout.  Each enrollment is a binding agreement between the class participant and The Carriage House Cooking School.  To preview the Terms of Service Agreement click here.


We do not serve alcohol at the Carriage House, however, we do grant a revocable permission for the responsible consumption of beer, cider or wine by our guests if they choose to bring those to our facility in Peru, NY.  Liquor and mixed drinks are not allowed, no exceptions.

BYOB is not allowed at the Mirror Lake Inn although alcoholic beverages are available for purchase from the Mirror Lake Inn.


We are a tobacco free property.  The consumption of smoke and smokeless tobacco, electronic cigarettes or vaporization products is prohibited anywhere on the property.

Food Allergies & Insensitivity

Given the nature of our curriculum and intimate environment in which we work alongside of one another we cannot accommodate for food allergies, dietary restrictions and other concerns for pre-built classes.  We are always willing to offer individual cooking classes or events to accommodate those concerns.

Minimum Age

Cooking is an activity with embedded hazards, as such The Carriage House Cooking School does not allow children under 14 years of age to participate in classes.  

Children 14 to 16 years of age must be supervised by a parent or legal guardian at all times, requiring the parent or guardian to participate alongside their minor as a paid participant.  

Children 16 to 18 years of age are able to independently participate in general classes.

All participants under 18 years of age (minors) must have a signed release by a parent or legal guardian for each class they attend.