5th Annual Latke Festival Great Performances, Monday, December 2, 2013, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, Manhattan: Area restaurants create their versions of latkes and famous foodie judges choose the winners. Ticket prices vary.
Fundraiser for Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan Relief, Saturday, December 7, 2013, 8 p.m., Toshi’s Penthouse, Flatiron: Live music and auction. All proceeds go to victims.
The Third Annual Slow Food Show, Sunday, December 8, 2013, 1 p.m., Astor Center Screening Room, East Village: Showcasing food entrepreneurs who produce locally. Tickets $15.
Cooking Class: Dolci delle Feste, Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 6:30 p.m., Westchester Italian Cultural Center, Tuckahoe, New York: Members and their guests can learn how to make holiday desserts.
Gluten-Free Sweets with a Japanese Twist, Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 6:30 p.m., Japan Society, Midtown: Luane Kohnke, gluten-free cookbook author, discusses what gluten is and gives tips for gluten-free baking. Nicole Bermensolo, founder of Kyotofu, will demonstrate the use of traditional Japanese ingredients in baking, including miso brownies, green tea cupcakes and yuzu muffins. Tasting and book signing. $16.
Craft Beer Christmas, December 25, 2013, 1 p.m., Jimmy’s No. 43, East Village: Christmas dinner with beer. Tickets $25.
6th Annual Cassoulet Cook-Off, January 12, 2014, 1 p.m., Jimmy’s No. 43, East Village: Professional and amateur chefs compete to create cassoulets. Tickets $30.