"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 endeavors.

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 exceptional experience."

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 kitchen!

Best wishes,

Jess H."

"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 review

"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 & dinner.
You made the Special evening so much fun &
delicious & beautiful for Anya, Adam & I. What
an amazing birthday celebration you & Anya
created for Adam. You are so creative. I will
remember my outstanding evening with Ben, always.
Be well.
Big hugs,

 "Hi 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 kitchen.
Thank you again and hope to see you soon again!

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 learning experience."

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, Bravo!!!!"

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!


"Dear Ben,

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 wonderful.

Thank you very much for the time and care you offered.
We will highly recommend your classes to all.


Kathleen and Juan"

"Hello Sir,

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 him.


"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 be back!!

Happy New Year and thanks for the pictures!

Dana and Bob"

 "Chef Ben Tehranian Gets A Rave From Jackie" HowChow

 "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.


"Dear Ben,

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.
kindest regards,


"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!


"Chef Ben,
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!

Best regards,

A comment on our catering service:

"Hi Ben,

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.
Lena "

"Hi Ben,

Thank 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,


"Dear Ben,

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.

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 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.

You 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 rewarding day.

Gastronomically yours,


"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!"

Tia B"