FAQ


  1. Where are the Classes by Kessler Experiences located?
  2. What is the cost of the class?
  3. Is gratuity included?
  4. Is there food during the class?
  5. Are the cooking sample menus final?
  6. How much wine will I taste during the Wine Blending Experience?
  7. What types of wine will we blend in the Wine Blending Experience?
  8. What should I wear, what should I bring with me?
  9. What level of knowledge is required?
  10. How many people do you need to book a class?
  11. How long are the classes?
  12. Is there an age limit on classes?
  13. Who typically attends these classes?
  14. What if we have more than the maximum number of guests?
  15. Can we book private classes?
  16. Are gift cards available?
  17. What is the cancellation policy?

Where are the Classes by Kessler Experiences located?

We are located on the third floor of the Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook.

See our Contact page for a map »

Please take the first floor elevator to the third floor and proceed to the restaurant host stand.

Upon arrival at the hotel, our Front Desk Grand Performers will be able to assist you should you have any questions.


What is the cost of the class?

The Classes by Kessler experiences vary in price. See our list of classes for costs.


Is gratuity included?

No. However gratuity is accepted and greatly appreciated.


Is there food during the class?

Definitely. Our Cooking School Experiences will result in a meal enjoyed at the conclusion of class. For our Wine Blending Experiences, light nibbles will be provided during each class.


Are the cooking sample menus final?

Some menu items may change from time to time, to ensure we are cooking with the best quality ingredients for the season.


How much wine will I taste during the Wine Blending Experience?

You will taste four wines that you’ll use to make three different blends. Then, you’ll taste your three blends. It’s a good amount of wine, but water and snacks are provided.


What types of wine will we blend in the Wine Blending Experience?

We only blend red wine during our classes, although you can taste some amazing white wines in the Bohemian Wine Bar and Tasting Room.


What should I wear, what should I bring with me?

Dress is “Mountain Brook-Casual”, though darker colors are always encouraged. We suggest not to wear clothing with loose sleeves.

For Cooking School Experiences, please wear closed-toe shoes and we ask that long hair be pulled back. Bring nothing–we simply request that you bring a hunger for learning, wine and gourmet food.


What level of knowledge is required?

Every level of expertise is welcome. For Cooking School, our Chef will help guide you from basic knife skills to advanced cooking techniques. For Wine Blending our sommeliers will help guide you through the tasting and assist you in making your perfect blend. No expertise or wine knowledge needed.


How many people do you need to book a class?

For Cooking School, our minimum is 6, with a maximum of 25. Classes from 7-10 will be hands-on while groups of 11-25 will be more demonstrative with some “audience participation.” For Wine Blending classes, there is no minimum. We can accommodate one guest up to a party of 12.


How long are the classes?

Cooking School classes are approximately 2-1/2 to 3 hours. The Wine Blending classes are 90 minutes.


Is there an age limit on classes?

For Cooking School, participants must be 12 or older; anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. For Wine Blending, participants must be 21 or older.


Who typically attends these classes?

Couples for date night, a friends’ night out, hotel guests, locals, birthday parties, corporate events and culinary and wine enthusiasts of all levels.


What if we have more than the maximum number of guests?

Please contact us with the date, time and number of guests and we can do our best to accommodate your party.


Can we book private classes?

Yes, both the Cooking School and the Wine Blending Room can be reserved for private classes or dinners. Please contact us with the date, time and number of guests for your private event and to receive more detailed information.


Are gift cards available?

Yes, gift cards are available for purchase at the front desk of the hotel or online at https://www.kesslercollection.com/gift-cards/.


What is the cancellation policy?

Classes may be cancelled up to 48 hours in advance in order to receive a full refund. Any cancellations or bookings made within the 48 hour window will not be eligible for a refund. Refunds will not be provided for no-shows.

Please note, we reserve the right to cancel any class at any time at our discretion. If we exercise this right of cancellation, we will refund any fees that have been paid in advance or reschedule for a later date.