Where is the Institute located?

With no actual brick-and-mortar location, the Institute holds classes and workshops all over Southern California at a constellation of unique venues. You’ll find us teaching the domestic arts at professional kitchens, vintage bowling alleys and historic homes all over town.

Can I buy gift certificates?

Yes! Click here to purchase a gift certificate.

What is your refund policy?

Cancellations made up to seven days prior to an event are eligible for a full refund. Fees paid may also be applied as credit to a future class. Due to high class demand, cancellations less than seven days prior to an event will receive a fifty-percent refund, or credit for the full fee may be applied to a future class. Cancellations made less than seventy-two hours before an event are not eligible for a refund.

Who are the instructors?

The Institute’s teaching staff boasts some of the best local foodcrafters and world-famous food authors, including the Institute’s Director, Joseph Shuldiner.

Do the classes have prerequisites?

The vast majority of our classes are appropriate for all levels of experience and have no prerequisites. The rare exceptions are noted in our class descriptions.

Do I have to bring anything with me for a class?

You’ll be supplied with everything needed for a complete classroom experience. In keeping with our ultimate goal of “zero waste,” the Institute invites students to bring their own reusable jars and containers to use for bringing home what they’ve made in class.

You can also bring an apron along with you if you’d like.

Can I bring a camera and take photos?

We love to be photographed and encourage students to document their creativity, take selfies and post online: @instituteofdomestictechnology.