Heidi Bottom Kise. Vegetables and grains, healthy meals, culinary boot camps, party food and easy weeknight meals. In-home or in commercial kitchens in Chicago and suburbs. 773-354-0487; chefheidikise@gmail.com

Mary's Wholesome Living. Hands-on cooking classes and canning, pickling, fermentation, preserving and bread-making. $25-$40. 1025 Ridgewood Drive, West Chicago and other locations; maryswholesomeliving.com

Science of Spirituality Meditation Center. Vegetarian. 1 p.m., second Saturdays monthly. Free. 4 S. 175 Naperville Road, Naperville; 630-955-1200

Veganstylist (NEW). Bruni Witt, vegan or gluten-free private classes in-home. $50 per hour. 847-254-2741; chicagonow.com/vegan-gluten-free-easy-economical


Chefs for a Day. Birthday parties, scout programs, chef-to-school programs, healthy living/interactive classes, private classes. $25-$50. 630-765-5888; chefsforaday.com

Pamela Durkin. Presentation, nutrition and hygiene classes for children and adults. $20 per hour. Instruction in her Hyde Park home kitchen or your home. 312-498-1398; pamsd1@sbcglobal.net

A Kid's Kitchen. Birthday parties, classes, camps in a peanut-free and tree nut-free kitchen. $25-$200. 1603 N. Aurora Road, Naperville; 630-983-3663; akidskitchen.com

The Kids' Table. Tots and kids classes, summer camps and birthday parties, plus classes for teens and parents. From $45. 2337 W. North Ave.; 773-235-2665; kids-table.com

Libertyville Cooperative Nursery School. Children ages 4-5 learn cooking techniques while they learn the alphabet. 1190 W. Winchester Road, Libertyville; 847-367-0926; libertyvilleco-op.com

Pied Piper Parties & Playschool. Kids classes for ages 2 and up, plus camps and birthday parties. 2864 N. Lincoln Ave.; 773-472-8888; piedpiperparties.com

St. Charles Park District. Take It, Make It & Bake It, kids ages 7-10. Starts Sept. 13. $37.50. 630-513-4331; stcparks.org

Young Chef's Academy. Food preparation, kitchen safety, etiquette, table setting and menu planning, ages 4-14. Also birthday parties, minicamps and workshops. 2825A Pfingsten Road, Glenview; 847-715-9474; youngchefsacademy.com


Dirk's Fish & Gourmet Shop. Twice monthly seafood classes; includes BYOB dinner. $50. Free demonstrations Saturdays, noon-3 p.m. starting in October. 2070 N. Clybourn Ave.; 773-404-3475; dirksfish.com


Binny's Beverage Depot. Wine, beer and spirits seminars. Multiple locations; binnys.com

Chicago Wine School. Patrick Fegan leads private wine courses. 773-966-4768; pwfegan@aol.com

Norris Mini Courses. Wine appreciation and cocktail classes led by Mark Gruber; starting Oct. 8. Norris Student Center, Northwestern University, 1999 Campus Drive, Evanston; 847-467-7112

Vintages — A Fine Wine Merchant. Twice monthly wine classes. $5-$30. 12 S. Dunton Ave., Arlington Heights; 847-590-8655; vintagesfinewine.com