Everyone's favorite TV chef, Emeril Lagasse, brought a new sparkle to the kitchen. Suddenly, cooking isn't just fun — it's entertainment!

Following that lead, the prestigious Scottsdale Culinary Institute in Scottsdale, Ariz., recently opened a second campus downtown, one that is geared to corporate events. Attendees learn the secrets of fine cooking and then collaborate with teammates to create culinary masterpieces. Or they can sit at kitchen-side tables while the chef takes them through the preparation of a three-course meal.

The new site includes an 80-seat professional demonstration kitchen especially appropriate for large classes, corporate functions, and teambuilding events. There's even a plasma screen for PowerPoint presentations.

For more information, visit www.scichefs.com.