Let's Cook Right (NEW). Mobile classrooms come to you to teach budgeting, menu planning, couponing, plus healthy menus for large and small groups. 630-663-1152; letscookright.com

Marcel's Culinary Experience. Demonstration and hands-on classes covering a wide range of skill levels for adults, teens and kids. 490 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn; 630-790-8500; marcelsculinaryexperience.com

Naperville Park District. Culinary programs for adults and kids. 630-848-5000; napervilleparks.org

Nourish. Jennifer Downing teaches classes, presentations and food plan consultations on cooking whole-food meals. $50-$75. Batavia; 630-408-9589; nourishcooking.com

Now You're Cookin' (NEW). Classes for up to six people taught in Orland Park by home chef. Starts Sept. 11. Four courses from one-pan meals, family sides and salads to pastas and grains, $300 for series. 708-557-9390

Emily Paster. Canning jams, jellies, relishes, salsas, pickles or tomatoes. $100. 312-286-3114; westoftheloop.com/canning-lessons

Rachel's Fusion. In-home classes for children, teens and adults in Hinsdale, Oak Brook, Clarendon Hills, Burr Ridge, Darien, La Grange and Naperville. 630-300-8289; rachelsfusion.com

Tuscan Flavors (NEW). Chef Rhonda Scotto-Brei of Berwyn teaches hands-on Italian cooking classes in-home. $400 for three hours, two people; $75 each additional person. 312-771-1262; tuscan-flavors.com


Mrs. Dornberg's Culinary Experience. Demonstration, hands-on and specialty classes. $20-$75; Highland, Ind. 219-922-4534; mrsdornbergs.com


The Chef@Large. Public and private classes in Chicago, north and northwest suburbs include Chinese, sushi, girls' night out and Latin American. Also, culinary tours of Chicago. $75-$100. 420 Linden Ave., Wilmette. 224-628-4512; stellamaris48@gmail.com

The Chopping Block. Demonstration and hands-on cooking and wine classes, private cooking parties and corporate team-building events, including basics to intensive boot camps, seasonal, date nights, healthy eating and kids classes. $40-$85. Merchandise Mart, 312-644-6360; and Lincoln Square, 4747 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-472-6700; thechoppingblock.net

Cooking with the Best Chefs. Cooking and baking classes for adults, kids, teens, singles and couples. Group and private events, wine dinners, dining club, restaurant tours, mushroom hunts and day trips. $25-$125. 224-353-3300; bestchefs.com

Sur La Table. Classes in Chicago, Naperville, Northbrook and Skokie. Variety of classes for all levels. Private events, children's classes and camps available. Prices vary. surlatable.com

Williams-Sonoma. Techniques and cuisines. Classes in Lincoln Park, Skokie and Oak Brook. Times and prices vary. williams-sonoma.com