If learning to cook is on your New Year's Resolution list and you happen to live in the Los Angeles area, then you should check out Hipcooks. Run by Chef Monika Reti, whose experience runs the gamut from caterer to pastry chef, Hipcooks offers a large array of themed classes (Romantic Dinners, Drop-In Guest Treats, Healthy Dishes, to name a few). While there you'll learn the recipes and skills to help you replicate the dishes back at home.
Thanks to Nancy Z. (who says this place "ROCKS!!!") for bringing this great service to my attention. I wish I lived in the LA area so I could check it out myself!