Culinary Events

VEGETARIAN COOKING CLASS Join Debby DeGraaff to learn how to prepare wild rice. 7-8 p.m. Wed., Oct. 13, and 10-11 a.m. Thurs., Oct. 14. Free. Nature's Harvest Market, 1021 N. MacDill Ave., Tampa (813-873-7428).

COOKING DEMONSTRATION The Tampa Bay Culinary Club is hosting a cooking demonstration and sampling at Great Lakes Fish House in Largo. Reservations required. $10 per person. 1 p.m. Sat., Oct. 16. Great Lakes Fish House, 776 N. Missouri Ave., Largo (727-789-2605).

JEFFERSON ADULT & COMMUNITY SCHOOL Chef Dave Hillard from Sideberns hosts classes revealing secrets of the gourmet. Space is limited. Tuition is $36. 6-9 p.m. every Thurs. through Nov. 18. 4401 W. Cypress Ave., Tampa (813-356-1288).

CARIBBEAN CUISINE Chef Edyth James offers Caribbean-cooking demonstrations, complete with dinner and specialty drinks. 6:30-8 p.m. the second Mon. of each month. $25 per person. Saffron's Caribbean, 1700 Park St. N., St. Petersburg (727-343-5410 or www.saffronscuisine.com).

CHOCOLATE CRAZIES Join premier pastry chef Michael Baugh for classes. Make fabulous dessert creations you take home at the end of each class, and nibble on wine and hors d'oeuvres while you learn. $40 per person. Baking 101: 5-8 p.m. each Tues. Chocolate Sculpture 101: 5-8 p.m. each Wed. Let Them Eat Cake, 3805 S. West Shore Blvd., Tampa (813-837-6888 or www.chocolateismycrayon.com).

FREE COOKING CLASSES Regularly scheduled cooking demonstrations feature various products from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Mon. and Wed. Nature's Food Patch, 1225 Cleveland St., Clearwater (727-443-6703).

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