COOKING DEMONSTRATION The Tampa Bay Culinary Club will host a cooking demonstration and sampling by Chef Maria Castro. Noon Sat., Nov. 6. $10 per person. Reservations required. Spain Restaurant, 513 Tampa St., Tampa (727-789-2605).
VEGETARIAN COOKING CLASS Chef Debby DeGraaff instructs participants on how to prepare "A Healthy Harvest"; 7-8 p.m. Wed., Nov. 3, and 10-11 a.m. Thurs., Nov. 4. Free. Nature's Harvest Market, 1021 N. MacDill Ave., Tampa (813-873-7428).
FREE COOKING CLASSES Regularly scheduled cooking demonstrations of vegetarian dishes. This week, Chef Degraaff explores "Autumnal Supper." 11 a.m. Sat., Nov. 6. Free. Nature's Food Patch, 1225 Cleveland St., Clearwater (727-443-6703).
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).