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Culinary Arts FAQ & Resources

Culinary Arts FAQ & Resources2024-06-19T20:25:45-07:00


I’m a BARN member. How do I get fob access to the Culinary Arts Studio?2024-06-18T15:21:09-07:00

Because the Culinary Arts Studio must follow state food safety regulations to maintain its commercial kitchen permit, fob access is only granted on a case-by-case basis by the Culinary Arts Studio Lead and BARN Event Coordinator.

Does the Culinary Arts Studio have open studio hours?2024-06-18T15:20:42-07:00

Occasionally, the studio offers supervised “open house” events when members and non-members can use the kitchen for special projects.

How do I get involved in the Culinary Arts Studio?2024-06-18T15:20:24-07:00
  • Take a class—that’s a great introduction!
  • Take the FREE Culinary Arts Orientation for prospective volunteers. You’ll learn how the Culinary Arts Studio works and receive an overview of the food and safety rules and regulations required to use the kitchen.
  • Become a volunteer Culinary Arts assistant. Work directly with talented instructors and learn while supporting them during their classes.
  • Teach a cooking class.
How do I become a volunteer Culinary Assistant or paid dishwasher?2024-06-18T15:19:30-07:00

Obtain a Washington Food Handlers permit. Then take the FREE Culinary Orientation class, offered monthly, and fill out our volunteer application form.

How do I go about renting the Culinary Arts Studio for a private event or food production project?2024-06-18T15:18:42-07:00

Contact the BARN Culinary Arts Lead with questions:

Is there a dress code for Culinary Arts classes?2024-06-18T15:17:51-07:00

Closed-toe shoes must be worn in the Culinary Arts Studio.

How do I connect with my BARN community online?2024-05-28T16:15:51-07:00

Join BARN Circle, BARN’s online community. This community hub is open to everyone participating or interested in activity at BARN. Consider it the digital equivalent of hallway chats, workbench hangouts, and studio bulletin boards. Learn more and get started >>


  • Wolf stove with oven and salamander broiler
  • Moffat convection oven
  • Commercial dish-washing setup
  • 6′ x 8′ walk-in refrigerator
  • 22.6-cubic-foot reach-in freezer
  • Dry storage areas
  • Pans and small-wares are available for use, but do not provide for every need or specialization
Cup of soup and roll made in Brazilian cooking class at BARN


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