A co-worker is getting married soon and a few of us want to go together on a gift. This particular co-worker has talked often about how neither he nor his fiance ever cooks because they never learned. Whenever the talk turns to cooking or food, he says things like how they'll probably starve to death if Trader Joe's goes out of business because they pretty much live on that store's prepared foods, they can handle boiling pasta but that's about it, etc. They are not registered anywhere that we've been able to find.
There is a cooking school nearby that offers evening & weekend classes. Some are "kitchen basics," like which knife to use for different jobs & how to use them, some are "cook the book," which feature local chefs cooking from their own cookbooks, some are "flavors of..." which highlight one country's or culture's foods, and all classes are hands-on, in-the-kitchen, and wrap up with a communal meal around a big table. The classes run about $150, so if four of us each pitch in $75, he can get two classes, or the two of them can take a class together.
Two of us think this is a good idea, two of us think it's tacky and we should just give him a gift card to a store we know he frequents. We are not invited to the wedding, if that makes any difference.