Sure you could enjoy Chef Brian Parks’s fine cuisine at Coast in the Canary Hotel just by eating there. But how about learning there instead? With 10 or 50 of your closest friends. If that sounds like delicious fun, look into the Canary’s Ready, Set, Cook classes, built around menus of your devising—with chef’s input and the season’s agreement, of course. You can choose where to conduct your class, even perching on the rooftop Perch if you’d like. Then, you and your friends learn, cook, and eat everything family style, sharing your stories of spatula disasters and whisking victories. In addition to some kitchen smarts and a pleased palate, each guest will score a disposable camera to capture the culinary excitement, a Canary Hotel logo apron, and a full list of recipes so you can recreate these masterpieces at home. Call 879-9100 or visit canarysantabarbara.com.