Applicable Countries and Regions


BASIC RULES OF ABC COOKING STUDIO INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT


  1. Passport holders can apply for an overseas lesson through direct phone call to the destination country or submit an overseas lesson request form on the website. Taiwan, Korea and Japan studios accept booking through phone call only. Please note that Taiwan studios accept the booking of overseas lesson from 1 January 2018 only.

  2. Lesson will be conducted in the local language of the destination country

  3. Passport holder is eligible for 1 complimentary regular lesson (Basic Course only) at each participating country. This privilege is not transferrable and cannot be exchanged for cash or its equivalent, neither can it be used in conjunction with any other promotions.

  4. An overseas lesson should be attended within 1 month from issued date and before passport expired.

  5. Request to extend the validity period of an overseas lesson will not be entertained.

  6. The passport validity period is determined by home country.

  7. Passport holder must present his/her ABC Cooking Studio Membership Card when attending the lesson for verification purpose.

  8. Please keep the passport well and safe. There is no replacement for lost or damaged passport.

  9. The definition of a regular lesson may vary from time to time and between different countries. ABC Cooking Studio Worldwide Limited and all its subsidiaries reserve the final decision on what types of lessons are applicable to this privilege.

  10. ABC Cooking Studio Worldwide Limited and all its subsidiaries reserve the right to make any final decision in cases of disputes.

FAQ


How do I apply for an overseas lesson?

Something to think about…

  1. Which is your destination country?
    (Lesson will be conducted in local language of the destination country)
  2. What course would you like to take?
    (Cake, Bread, Cooking)
  3. When would you be travelling?
    (The complimentary overseas lesson is valid for 1 month from issued date.)

Applying for an overseas lesson…

  1. Make a phone call directly to the destination country’s studio or submit an overseas lesson request form.
    Taiwan, Korea and Japan accept phone call booking only.
  2. Upon successful verification of your request, the destination country will correspond with a confirmation email. This means you are now a temporary member of the destination country. You will have to activate your account at the destination country’s website.
  3. Upon successful account activation, login to view the schedule and book your overseas lesson. An overseas lesson should be attended before the lesson and passport expired.

Ready to travel…

  1. Buy your air ticket and get ready to fly! Don’t forget to pack your ABC Cooking Studio International Passport and Membership Card into your luggage.


What language will be conducted in an overseas lesson?

An overseas lesson will be conducted in the local language of the destination country. You may refer to the table below.

Participating CountryLocal Language
ChinaMandarin
Hong KongCantonese / English*
JapanJapanese / English*
KoreaKorean
MalaysiaEnglish
SingaporeEnglish
TaiwanMandarin
ThailandThai / English*

*Not applicable to all studios. Do check before booking.

  • What courses am I entitled to at the destination country?

    Members with completed or active Cake, Bread, Cooking, or Wagashi Course in the home country can attend 1 regular lesson (Basic Course only) in either Cake, Bread or Cooking Course respectively in the destination country.
    For example:

    Member A had bought a Cooking Course in Singapore (home country). Member A can only choose 1 regular lesson from the Cooking Course in Hong Kong (destination country).

    Member B had bought Cake and Cooking Course in Singapore (home country). Member B can choose either 1 regular lesson from the Cake or Cooking Course in Hong Kong (destination country).

    Wagashi Course members can only attend a Cake lesson (Basic Course only) in the destination country.

    For example:

    Member C had bought a Wagashi Course in China (home country). Member C can only choose 1 regular lesson from the Cake Course in Korea (destination country). If your destination country is Thailand, you can choose to attend a Thai Cuisine (Cooking Course) irregardless of what courses you have purchased in your home country.

    For example:

    Member D had bought a Bread Course in Malaysia (home country). Member D can choose either 1 regular lesson from the Bread Course or Thai Cuisine (Cooking Course) in Thailand (destination country).


    When is my overseas lesson expiry date?

    The overseas lesson expires in 1 month from the date of issue by the destination country.

    What if I did not receive any confirmation email after I submitted the overseas lesson request form?

    Do check your Spam Folder. Unfamiliar sender’s email may automatically be directed to this folder by your email setting.
    Or, the email address entered may be invalid. Do resubmit your request form and take note when entering email address.
    If problem persists, call the destination country’s studio.


    What if my destination country’s member account activation is unsuccessful?

    Do check your Spam Folder. Unfamiliar sender’s email may automatically be directed to this folder by your email setting.
    Or, the email address entered may be invalid. Do resubmit your request form and take note when entering email address.
    If problem persists, call the destination country’s studio.


    Can I attend an overseas lesson without booking?

    No, walk-in or without booking will not be entertained.

    What should I do when attending an overseas lesson?

    Arrive 10 minutes before lesson starts.
    Bring along your ABC Cooking Studio International Passport and Membership Card for verification at the studio reception.
    Apron and recipe (in local language of destination country) will be provided.


    When is my passport expiry date?

    The passport expires in 1 year for members from China and 2 years for members from the rest of country, from the date of issue.

    What is the difference between lesson expiry date and passport expiry date?

    An overseas lesson is valid for 1 month from the date of issue upon successful verification of an overseas lesson request.
    A passport is valid for 1 year for members from China and 2 years for members from rest of countries, from the date of issue upon sign up / top up of courses at the home country.
    An overseas lesson should be attended within 1 month from issued date and before passport expired.


    What if I terminate my course before expiry date of the passport?

    If you terminate all courses, the passport will be invalid upon submitting the Termination Form.
    ABC Cooking Studio Worldwide Limited and all its subsidiaries reserve the right to make any final decision in cases of disputes.


    What if my passport is lost or damaged?

    Each member will be issued with an ABC International Passport once. Please keep your passport well and safe. There is no replacement for lost or damaged passport.

    Can I take Thai cuisine lessons in Thailand?

    Only in Thailand, ABC offers Thai cuisine lessons. This Thai cuisine lessons are available for all passport holders.

    Is short course eligible?

    Short course is not eligible for passport.

    Short course is...
    - a course that consists of less than 6 times of lessons (1 to 5 lessons)
    - offered in limited time sales period and lesson availability period
    - cannot be cancelled and unrefundable
    - validity period cannot be compounded into existing contract's validity period.

    Member A who registered for Bread Basic Course 8 times and Cake Short Course 3 times in Malaysia (home country) is planning to visit Hong Kong (destination country).
    Member A is eligible to choose a bread lesson but not a cake lesson in Hong Kong (destination country).

    Member B who registered for Cake Basic 6 times in Hong Kong (home country) wish to visit Malaysia (destination country).
    Member B is eligible to choose a lesson from the cake regular course, but not a lesson from the cake short course in Malaysia.

    About


    Cooking with your own hands is a fun and fulfilling experience for all, whether you are having quick meal by yourself or a full meal with friends and family. ABC Cooking Studio offers cooking lessons for all that allow you to experience the joys of cooking in a memorable and relaxed atmosphere. We aim to bring smiles to dining tables all over the world.

    ABC Cooking Studio started its business in a one floor building in Shizuoka, Japan, in 1985. We are not only a cooking studio but also a social place. Cooking can be a present gathering opportunity with your friends, and ABC Cooking Studio is the perfect place to experience fun and enjoyable lessons in a friendly and casual environment.

    ABC Cooking Studio originated in Japan, and is quickly growing its business worldwide. We have expanded our cooking studio in Asia since 2010, starting with China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia. ABC Cooking Studio now has over 150 studios worldwide and over 1,000,000 members historically.

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