"I had the pleasure of
experiencing a delightful date night with
my girlfriend, and the culinary expertise
of Ben truly made it an exceptional
occasion. The cuisine presented was
nothing short of exquisite, with each dish
thoughtfully and intentionally prepared. A
standout for me was the lobster bisque,
which showcased an unparalleled creaminess
achieved through meticulous attention to
texture rather than the addition of cream.
Ben not only impressed with his culinary
creations but also generously shared
valuable kitchen tips and tricks that will
undoubtedly enhance our everyday cooking
Beyond the gastronomic delights, Ben
demonstrated a high level of
professionalism in his presentation,
coupled with a commendable display of
hospitality towards us as patrons. The
portion sizes were notably generous,
leaving us thoroughly satisfied and
content by the end of the evening. I
extend my gratitude to Ben for curating an
evening that will be remembered for its
culinary excellence and overall
Noosh - Google Maps review
Cooking with you was truly one of the best
ways to experience the chemistry and art
of putting a dish together. As a host and
a chef, you made the experience truly
remarkable by sharing your experience and
background in a skillshare that will be
with us for life. You've given us more
confidence in our culinary journey! In
addition, we truly appreciate the level of
detail you put into the lesson, from
techniques to timing, while still being
open to our many questions. The most
eye-opening insider knowledge had to be
cutting out timers by showing us how to
use other measures to determine if a dish
was finished, such as touch - no more
twenty-timers. The final touch was
breathtaking, from the presentation to the
flavors - we're so happy to take these
recipes home and look forward to coming
back to try your other menus in the
future. Next time we'll have to stay to
hear more about your adventures in the
"I decided to book a class
with Ben based on the awesome reviews on
google! We had the most amazing time. Ben
was accommodating when it came to menu
selection as I am a very picky eater. My
boyfriend and I did the class in Ben's
kitchen which I highly recommend because
you get to see the equipment he uses and
the tools he has on hand as well as how he
sets his space up. He does some of the
prep work ahead of time so the time spent
in the class is really focused on cooking
techniques and timing. My favorite part
was learning how to time a five course
meal so that everything is ready at the
same time (something we struggle with lol,
something is always cold!). He is
incredibly knowledgeable and even though
my boyfriend cooks often, we both learned
new things throughout the night. Once we
were finished cooking, Ben plates each
course and serves it to you so you really
get to enjoy a "sit down dinner" as well.
I can't recommend this experience enough
we had a blast and Ben is super personable
and makes the experience fun!"
Julia - Google Maps
"There is not enough room to
post about how amazing Ben was!!! He was
extremely smart, knowledgeable,
experienced and friendly!!! He is such an
awesome teacher, he teaches you from start
to finish, not do it for you while you
watch! It is hands on from start to
finish!!! There is one thing to be an
excellent chef but it's an entirely
different level when you can teach your
skill to someone else.... YOU WILL NOT BE
DISAPPOINTED...This class was PRICELESS,
THANK YOU BEN... YOU ARE AMAZING!! This
class is for hospitality professionals,
small restaurant owners, chef and cooks,
girlfriends, couples, singles as well, the
experience you will gain would be
invaluable" Sandra Hammond - Google Maps review
"Hi Ben - Iím thinking of
you while Iím
peeling my soaked sun-dried tomatoís!
What a terrific tip! Thank you so, so much
for such a Fabulous cooking class &
You made the Special evening so much fun
delicious & beautiful for Anya, Adam
& I. What
an amazing birthday celebration you &
created for Adam. You are so creative. I
remember my outstanding evening with Ben,
Thank you for the pictures!
We had such a great day yesterday. Thank
you very much for the wonderful food, a
lot of very valuable information, for
sharing your knowledge and for all your
hard work! We really appreciate all the
experience we had!
You have a wonderful, welcoming, warm
Thank you again and hope to see you soon
Dina and family"
"My family took a cooking
class with Ben and had a five star
experience. He is very passionate about
the food and its presentation. We learned
so much and created dishes we didn't think
possible with our personal cooking
history. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND BEN!"
Ximena - Google Maps review
"Do yourself a favor and if
your lucky enough to be able to book him.
Do so immediately. The only thing better
than his food is his personality. Great
Matt - Google Maps review
"The selfish side of me
doesnít want to write this review because
I want Ben available (LOL), but I have to
give major credit and Kudos where itís
due! Ben, thank you for teaching this very
novice cook the initial skills to get
excited and have confidence in making this
culinary journey. Your patience, extensive
culinary knowledge and experience and
absolutely delicious meals and are
unparalleled and such a rare treat to your
students and catering clients.
Iím at awe with how amazing my 6 course
dinner turned out! Bravo to you Ben,
Maria Bvp - Facebook review
"Great experience. After
seeing Chef Ben on the news I asked my
parents for a gift certificate for a
present. My wife and I went and had a
great time. Chef Ben is very polite,
knowledgeable and takes his time to make
sure you understand. Lessons are held in
his private kitchen at a town house in
Columbia MD. Even though I've spent 10
years watching the food network and taking
online culinary classes, I learned a lot.
There is no substitute for working next to
a real Chef."
Nick - Google Maps review
"I took a cooking class with
my son at Ben's and it was wonderful. Ben
is an excellent teacher and passed along a
lot of knowledge and techniques though out
the evening. It was very relaxed and
enjoyable and ended with a great meal. I
highly recommend the experience."
Kevin - Google Maps review
"Thank you again! We can't
wait for another cooking class. We all had
so much fun!
"Thanks Ben! We had an
incredible time. The class was given to us
as a gift, and was by far one of the best
I've ever received. We learned so much,
the food was delicious and we can't wait
to do it again!
It was an honor and joy to have taken your
cooking class Saturday afternoon.
Your skill and expertise were obvious;
your charisma and warmth were simply
Thank you very much for the time and care
We will highly recommend your classes to
Kathleen and Juan"
I wanted to say ďthank youĒ.
My husband had an absolutely wonderful
time. It was perfect for de-stressing.
He talked and talked about it and you and
how much he enjoyed it.
Thank you so very much.
I am excited to book another day for him
to come visit.
We have been enjoying the food and it is
DELICIOUS !!!! amazing!
Thank you for sharing your afternoon with
"Thanks so much Ben! We
loved cooking with you, and LOVED eating
it!Everything was delicious. The cabbage
rolls were fabulous (as was everything -
but those were my favorite)!. We gobbled
up that salsa immediately too!!! We will
Happy New Year and thanks
for the pictures!
Dana and Bob"
Ben Tehranian Gets A Rave From Jackie"
"Thank you so much for
a wonderful evening!! We both had a great
time. I will recommend this experience to
others. Thanks for the pictures.
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
"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
Thank you for a truly enjoyable, memorable
experience! I learned many
things that I will work hard to apply in
"Great pictures! Thank you
so much Ben. Matt and I had a blast! We
will definitely be seeing you again in the
A comment on our catering
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
you so much for your wonderful class
yesterday and for the delightful
photos. It was a pleasure working
with you and I learned so
much. (Hold on to the pot!)
I'm attaching the photo that
your wife took with my iPhone. It's
almost like the one you sent
but another nice memory.
My wife and I had a fantastic dinner
last night, thanks to you. We
started with the bisque (she was
"blown away.)" Then the shrimp
salad, filet and garlic potatoes,
green salad and dressing. All
delicious. And then I said,
"now for dessert." She was amazed!
As I mentioned,
I want to tell my friends about your
class. Do you mind if my
wife puts our photo on her Facebook page?
Thanks again for a wonderful experience
and the pleasure of meeting you.
All the best,
This is to tell you that how
much Anne and I enjoyed the day we spent
in your kitchen. Weíd read your
credential, so we were not surprised by
your skills as a chef. What we hadnít
expected was your cordiality as a host,
students-do-it teaching, and ability to
make us feel like master chefs ourselves.
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.
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 ďourĒ creation. I happily
forwarded those pix of the
dinner and of her father in a chefís apron
to my daughter- who had
graciously given us Chef Ben as present.
didnít 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 Iím a
quite good one.
Thank you for a very enjoyable and
"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
I attached a picture of the banana's
We are definitely making everything again.
My mom has already asked me to make her
...'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