If you have ever wondered how chefs produce their culinary creations, now is your chance to get in on the act. The Peninsula is offering aspiring chefs the opportunity to learn a trade secret or two by taking part in cooking classes. From April 23 to 26, executive pastry chef Chan Wai is holding daily demonstrations of easy-to-make cakes, chocolates and desserts, which students will then sample over lunch. The classes - from 9.15am to lunch time, including a kitchen tour and costing $800 per person - will cover product knowledge, tips on purchasing, preparation and the baking of desserts and cakes. Call Katherine Lau (2315-3142) for details. For home cooks who would like to see their original recipes served in a restaurant, Tai Tam-based supermarket Market Republic is holding a culinary competition. Entrants submit a recipe for a Mexican or Texan-inspired dish with ingredients costing no more than $100 and the winning recipe will be served in TR's Bar & Grill for two weeks from May 12. Details on 2964-2802. If you are left wondering where to go for a late-night lite bite after an evening at the movies or theatre, head for congee at the Conrad. Starting today, congee connoisseurs can help themselves to a buffet being offered every night from 10pm in the Garden Cafe. For $55 per person, you can help yourself to varieties of congee, including conpoy, abalone, dried oyster, minced beef and fish.