Chef Erik Johnson is the new top toque at the J Vineyards property in Healdsburg, which includes the popular J Bubble Room. The former executive sous chef at Healdsburg’s Dry Creek Kitchen, he replaces Jason La Bue. A frequent teacher at Relish Culinary Adventures (and Bohemian Club chef alum), he’s gearing up for his first J Vineyards class, “Get Ready for Thanksgiving) from 6:30 to 9:30p.m. on Nov. 2. It’s a great chance to brush up on your holiday cooking skills and get a tasty three-course meal in the process. Details on this and other classes, as well as Bubble Room appointments at jwine.com/events. The cost of the Thanksgiving class is $110 per person.