Cafe Fork: "Project Foodie" provides hands-on cooking classes with the meal included. Measuring devices are banned, and tasting is encouraged. Instructor: Wendall Edwards; price per class: $65. All classes are 7-10 p.m. at 2408 Ashley River Road in the New Pierpont Plaza. Call 769-0300 for reservations. Aug. 17, Dim Sum; Aug. 31, Your Just Desserts; Sept. 14, Thai One On.

Cajun Kitchen: Classes with Louisiana native Donnie Bulliard, 6:30 p.m. daily except Monday at Signature Kitchens and Bath's appliance center, 1826 Belgrade Ave., West Ashley. $60 including food, wine. Reserve at or 225-2939.

Charleston Cooks!: Demonstration and hands-on classes, 194 East Bay St. Register at 722-1212 or See full schedule at

Coastal cupboard: Classes at 644-J Long Point Road, Belle Hall Shopping Center. Register at 856-4321 or Price includes food and wine. Classes start at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Today, One-Pot Summer Meals with house chef Amanda Johnson, $50; noon Thursday, Lunch: Shrimp & Grits with house chef Amanda Johnson, $15; Aug. 18, Seafood and Shellfish with Jason Ulak of Rivertowne Country Club, $50; Aug. 19, Date Night: Italy in the Summer with Michael Scogmamiglio of Bacco, $120.

Also, free cooking classes at 1 p.m. Saturdays. This week, the Universal Mixer by Bosch; Aug. 21, Sous Vide Machine.

Culinary Institute of Charleston: Continuing Education Classes in September. To register, call 574-6152 or visit

Tuesdays, Sept. 7-28, 6-10 p.m. Pastry Boot Camp, $349; Wednesdays, Sept. 8-29, 6-10 p.m. Culinary Boot Camp, $349; Thursdays, Sept. 9-30, 6-10 p.m. Introduction to Cakes, $349; Sept. 13, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Knife Skills, $59; Sept. 20, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Parisian Bistro, $59; Wednesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 22-30, 6:30-10 p.m., Master Mixology, $169.

Janet Gaffney's Art of Cooking: Janet Gaffney in Mount Pleasant offers private parties, special events and private cooking classes. Call 971-7871 or e-mail

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