This is to tell you that how much Anne and I enjoyed the day we spent in your kitchen. We’d read your credential, so we were not surprised by your skills as a chef. What we hadn’t expected was your cordiality as a host, students-do-it teaching, and ability to make us feel like master chefs ourselves.
Answering your introductory questionnaire, we asked you to teach us to make a meal that would satisfy both an omnivore and a vegetarian. From your menu, we chose the following: hearts of palm salad, green bean almandine, asparagus soup, grilled vegetable, crab cake, and baked pear.
Your instruction included not only the planning, preparation and timing of each of the six dishes, but also the importance of presentation. You wisely took pictures of us cooking and of the beautiful meal before we began to devour “our” creation. I happily forwarded those pix of the dinner and of her father in a chef’s apron to my daughter- who had graciously given us Chef Ben as present.
You didn’t greet us wearing a gift ribbon, though you were a quite a good one. As a vegetarian, I never foresaw myself as an expert at making your fabulous crab cake, though now I’m a quite good one.
Thank you for a very enjoyable and rewarding day.
"Hi Ben -
Thanks so much for the cooking class on Friday. Everything was DELICIOUS! We just loved it - and yesterday I cut onions the proper way and used a paper towel under my cutting board!
I attached a picture of the banana's foster. Yummmm!
We are definitely making everything again. My mom has already asked me to make her the salmon!
...'til next time!
"I have been meaning to email you and say ''Thank you'' so much! The kids had a amazing time and said the evening was every thing they were looking
My daughter talked for ever over how much they learned and just over all what a great experience it was and how nice you were! They really had a great evening with you!
Once again thanks so much! I can't thank you
enough! They were gracious enough to share their left over's and everything was superb!"
Thank you so much for the photos! You really took some great shots. Patrick and I had a wonderful time Wednesday night and have been enjoying the leftovers (I just finished some of the bisque before sitting down at the computer). You were a patient and knowledgeable teacher and I learned quite a bit just from one lesson. We will definitely be making these dishes again for some of our friends and family and hope to take another class with you sometime. Thank you for sharing your talents with us.
"Thanks Ben for a great learning day for me and great eats for both myself and my husband. Have a wonderful and safe holiday season." Malika B
"Good morning Ben,
Thank you so much for the class, my mom and I really learned a lot from you. Everyone enjoyed the food and were really impressed with what we did. I will definitely be recommending you to my fellow cooks! Thanks again!
Thank you for a truly enjoyable, memorable experience! I learned many things that I will work hard to apply in my cooking!
"Great pictures! Thank you so much Ben. Matt and I had a blast! We will definitely be seeing you again in the near future!
A comment on our catering service:
I wanted to write to you to thank you for your help in making the memorial event so successful. You got a lot of praise for all the great service and delicious food you provided. So thank you very much for all your effort.
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