Frequently Asked Questions
What is the minimum experience level required to take the course?
No experience required; this course is geared towards beginners and will cover everything I wish someone taught me when I first started to cook. That said, I aim to include useful content and professional insights in the course that even avid home cooks will find useful.
What is the minimum equipment required to take the course?
No additional equipment required, assuming you have a kitchen with the basics: a stove and oven (cooking range), a fridge, any pots and pans, kitchen knives. The ethos of the course is to cook with what you have. That said, I will make tooling suggestions that will improve and expedite your kitchen workflows. Included in the course admission is a basic toolkit I will send you that will contain the essential items for the first week of the course.
I already cook often at home, is this course for me?
It depends. If you are comfortable in your kitchen and don't struggle to feed yourself and/or your family daily, then it's not. If you're looking to make cooking a more fulfilling and sustainable habit and are interested in exploring a new system based on first principles, then come on in.
How much time should I set aside to participate in the course?
I would budget up to 8 active hours a week for the course. There are two 1-hour live core sessions every week, with an hour demo on Sundays where you can choose to cook live with me. Everything will be recorded, so you can watch them later if you miss them. The convenient thing about this course is that you have to eat anyway, so you may as well do the assignments while you're in the kitchen. Cook two birds with one stone.
What if I can't make the time commitment for the course?
Everything will be recorded and archived in the course library, which you'll have lifetime access to. That said, the best way to get everything out of the course is to participate and be involved with the community while it's happening and to do the assignments while we're still covering the topics, so you can reach out for help and learn from peer feedback.
How long will I have access to the course for?
You will have lifetime access to the course material and future updates, the community, and all recordings of sessions, demos, and talks.
Why a live cohort-based course? Will you also offer a cheaper self-paced option?
I don't want this to be another online class you buy that collects dust in your email inbox. Live cohorts create a sense of urgency, accountability, and community crucial to the transformational promise of the course. Learning how to cook can be a lonely journey—I've designed the course to make it as more fun and less frustrating.
Is there a money-back guarantee?
Yes there is a 30-day money back guarantee, provided you fill in the onboarding form, finish every assignment, and complete the exit survey. I'm happy to give you a full refund if you don't find the course helpful or transformational at the end of the course.
Is there an affiliate kickback program, say, if I want to take the course with my partner/family/friends?
Yes, once you enroll in the course, please email me at [email protected] so I can create an affiliate code/link for you to pass on. You'll receive the payment (30% of the course cost) after they join.
I have some follow-up questions for you regarding the course. How can I contact you?
Please feel free to direct all inquiries about the course to [email protected] or over on Twitter @wikichen.