"The selfish side of me doesn’t want to write this review because I want Ben available (LOL), but I have to give major credit and Kudos where it’s 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.
I’m 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 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 wonderful.
Thank you very much for the time and care you offered.
We will highly recommend your classes to all.
Kathleen and Juan"
I wanted to say “thank you”.
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"
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.
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 “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.
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!
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
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 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 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
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,
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