Master Class

Laurent Suaudeau's private cooking seminar at the School of Culinary Arts in Jardins is comparable to a course with Jean-Georges Vongerichten. The French chef's two restaurants—one in Rio, the other in São Paulo, both recently shuttered—once served what is still considered the finest haute Brazilian cuisine anywhere. Suaudeau also cooks for private clients and caters events. Four day seminar, $790; weeklong custom course, $2,320; 55-11/3887-0170;