Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear to my course?

Comfortable clothing is recommended.  If you have an apron or chefs coat, then it’s a good idea to bring it along to protect your clothes, and long hair should be tied back. Please refrain from wearing strong colones or perfumes, due to other students who may have allergies to fragrances.

Do I get a certificate at the end?

Yes, at the end of each course you will be given a certificate to verify that you have successfully completed a class.

What do I do about lunch? Will there be a break?

Students will have regular breaks for refreshments throughout the day – hot and cold drinks will be available in your classroom. You will also have a 1 hour break for lunch and a light lunch of sandwiches or salads will be provided, depending on length of courses. You may prefer to bring a packed lunch with you or purchase something locally. There are plenty of good places to purchase lunch within a 3 -4  miles of the studio.

Do you offer private classes, is this possible?

Yes. We offer individual tuition for students of every level, from the very beginning student, commercial cake decorating to professionals needing more intense courses. The tuition depends on the student requirements, whether brushing up on existing skills, learning new skills or requiring help with a particular cake.

I want to learn something specific, do you offer individual courses?

Yes. We offer individual courses as needed.  You may contact Confectionary Chalet for more information on specific courses you will be interested in attending.

How many other students will be in my class?

Class sizes range from 4-6 at Confectionary Chalet Studio.  Out of town classes range from 8-16 students.

When does the day start and finish?

Classes start at 9:00-10.00 am and finish at around 5:00-6:00 pm. Please arrive at least 15-30 minutes early to allow time to collect any per-ordered equipment and to find your space ready to start at 9:00 am. This is also a good time for refreshments and to meet your classmates before your class begins.

What to expect the last day of class?

You will be finishing your class project and packing for your trip home. Please do not make any return airline reservations the last day of a class, this allows you time to prepare to return home and not rushing last minute.

Do you do courses for children?

Yes. We offer individual courses as needed.  You may contact Confectionary Chalet for more information on specific courses you will be interested in attending.

Where can I stay overnight locally?

There are many hotels close by; we have a list of local accommodations that we know and recommend to students, you may check Confectionary Chalet Local Lodging recommendations.

I have an allergy, can I still come to course?

Please Contact Us at Confectionary Chalet with your specific requirement/circumstances if you have any allergic reactions to certain foods or ingredients, please advise us before the start of a class so can best assist you during class.

Is smoking allowed? 

No smoking of tobacco products is permitted within the school’s facilities or on the property at any time.

Does the course fee include materials & equipment?

Confectionary Chalet will provide all edible materials for the class and will loan most basic equipment and some specific equipment. Any additional equipment that will be required for the class will be specified on an equipment order form. You may bring your own equipment (if you already have it) or we will be pleased to put an order together for you. All required equipment must be per-ordered by the date given on the order form. Unless otherwise stated, you will be able to purchase the items in our shop provided they are available.

Students will receive a 10% discount on all products sold at Confectionary Chalet’s Studio. This discount is valid on the day of the course only. Please note that this excludes demonstrations. Confectionary Chalet accepts major credit cards.

I have questions or comments about the course I have attended, where do I send them?

When you attend a class here at Confectionary Chalet you will receive a feedback form in your welcome pack. Please Contact Us with your questions, comments at any time. We appreciate your feedback to help us offer an even better experience for our students.

Where can I buy cake decorating supplies?

You may special order any supplies you need from Confectionary Chalet’s Shopping or we will recommend someone near your location.

Students traveling from outside the US

If you are traveling from abroad and require a visa to study at Confectionary Chalet Studio we recommend that you book at least six to three months in advance to allow for your visa application to be processed. We do not offer a letter of invitation to assist with your visa, however we can send a letter confirming your booking. We do not offer a refund under any circumstances other than those specified in our cancellation policy, even if your visa is rejected.

Visiting Attractions in San Diego

If you are arriving earlier or staying after your classes in San Diego; we have a wonderful city full of many attractions. We have the Famous San Diego Zoo, Safari Park, Sea World, Balboa Park and our beautiful beaches.  Here is a website for the best deals and discounts to visit several locations during your stay.    San Diego City Pass Website

Would you like Kathleen Lange to visit your area?  Would you like to organize a class? 

Have Kathleen teach one of her famous Lange/Lambeth Boot Camps, demonstrate or judge at your next upcoming cake show. She is available seasonally as an International Instructor, with 6 months to one year advance notice, depending location.  Kathleen will design a class to meet your individual needs and is available to teach a variety of class.  For more information, please Contact Us, Kathleen about your upcoming event. She is always looking for opportunities to teach and share her love for confectionary sugar arts.