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Gourmet Chef Evening Cooking Class

El Cajon, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Benjamin

2 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
French cuisine
Up to 2 people
Includes food, drinks, and equipment

What you'll do

COOKING EXPERIENCE:
A chance to cook with recognized Chef Benjamin. That's right, you will be taught to make a dish prepared live by an executive Chef! Learn the tricks of the trade and then enjoy the meal you've made in a private French Dining Room.

Best way to communicate and book is via:
Instagram: @ChefBenjaminEpicure
or text direct line 619-244-6220

HOW DOES THE COOKING EXPERIENCE WORK?
You will need to inform the Chef at least 12 Hours prior that you wish to do the Chef Experience. Then, once a meal is selected, you will be invited to the historical Chamber House in East San Diego. It's spectacularly designed with marble floors & the French Rococo trimming will leave you breathless. The antique furniture and decor can only be compared to a museum. After learning how to make your dish, Chef Benjamin will lead you into the fine dining room where you will enjoy your meal in peaceful luxury & nobility on a French Walnut antique table surrounded by oil paintings & elegant gold trim.

HOW LONG IS THE ENTIRE EXPERIENCE LAST?
2 to 2.5 hours depending on the dinner option.

HOW MUCH DOES THE COOKING EXPERIENCE COST PER PERSON?
$85-$250 per person depending on the meal choice & current market price per pound as all ingredients are locally purchased the day of the experience.
Host will contact for price variations.

*Great activity for friends or couples*
Other things to note
Makes a great memorable activity for friends or couples. This experience is 2 in 1.

Private Cooking Class (up to 2 people)
1. Going inside a gorgeous historical home
2. Learning Gourmet cooking techniques then eating from a recognized Gourmet chef

Private Dining for a Groups also available, ask
COOKING EXPERIENCE:
A chance to cook with recognized Chef Benjamin. That's right, you will be taught to make a dish prepared live by an executive Chef! Learn the tricks of the trade and then enjoy the meal you've made in a private French Dining Room.

Best way to communicate and book is via:
Instagram: @ChefBenjaminEpicure
or text direct line 619-244-6220

HOW DOES THE COOKING EXPERIENCE WORK?
You will ne…

What's included

  • Food
    Ingredients to prepare food.
  • Drinks
    To get things rolling, we start with great wine. I'll pair a wine with the...
  • Equipment
    All kitchen utensils and cookware.

Meet your host, Benjamin

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 33 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Chef Benjamin is a recognized professional in the greater San Diego area. His Instagram page features many dishes and follows his Chefing journey. His user name is: ChefBenjaminEpicure, guests are encouraged to message him on Instagram as Airbnb regularly has technical issues. His number is 619-244-6220, feel free to send a text or ask questions. He responds quickly. Chef Benjamin's sense of humor and personality makes the experience memorable. In addition, Chef Benjamin lives in a fairytale like 4-Story Chalet in San Diego County & because this cooking experience is at his personal kitchen it really does become that much more exclusive. Chef Benjamin maintains a 5 star rating across all this offered listings. Chef Benjamin also travels for private high end Gourmet dishes for clients hosting small to medium events or special occasions.
Chef Benjamin is a recognized professional in the greater San Diego area. His Instagram page features many dishes and follows his Chefing journey. His user name is: ChefBenjaminEpicure, guests are encouraged to message him on Instagram as Airbnb regularly has technical issues. His number is 619-244-6220, feel free to send a text or ask questions. He responds quickly. Chef Benjamin's sense of humor and personality makes the experience memorable. In addition, Chef Benjamin lives in a fairytale lik…
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Where you'll be

The meeting place is the Historical Chamber House. We start in the main kitchen and then to the main dining area to enjoy the food you helped create.
This fairytale-like home is located in East San Diego
Christian
February 2020
I couldn’t describe this experience better than saying cooking with Chef Benjamin was the perfect way to celebrate our first wedding anniversary! Chef could have just showed us how to cook delicious food, which he did, but he also created an experience which made everything that much more special! We got to know two very special people who let us in their beautiful home and they showed us just how special food and people can be! My wife and I had the best night and we can’t wait to cook with him again!
I couldn’t describe this experience better than saying cooking with Chef Benjamin was the perfect way to celebrate our first wedding anniversary! Chef could have just showed us ho…
Shaunté
February 2020
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! Don’t even think about it!! Just go ahead and click book!! I guarantee that you won’t regret it. So first thing, first! Booking was extremely fast and easy! Benjamin sent me a menu and we got the ball rolling. I booked this as a surprise for my boyfriend’s birthday and Benjamin was extremely flexible with our schedule. 🙏🏾🙌🏾 Benjamin and his wife, Jessie, were there to greet us at the door. Benjamin is a jokester who had us laughing before we even stepped foot through the door. Jessie is multi talented and was able to provide some tips on wines (and wine drinking) while taking awesome pictures of this unique experience. She also made sure that our glasses stayed filled with wine throughout our whole experience; which is always a plus! Lol. Benjamin’s set up made it easy to move around the kitchen and follow his lead. It’s definitely a hands on experience where you get to play around with different ingredients and flavors to create your own masterpiece. We’re able to still utilize the techniques that we learned with Benjamin in our own kitchen. To top it all of, Benjamin even made my boyfriend a cake for his birthday! Our meal was DELICIOUS, but his cake was to die for!! & the view from their home is exquisite!! Hands down the best experience we had while on our trip in San Diego! We didn’t want the night to end!
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! Don’t even think about it!! Just go ahead and click book!! I guarantee that you won’t regret it. So first thing, first! Booking was extremely fast and easy! Be…
Kimberly
January 2020
This was an amazing experience that my husband and I went to. We've traveled all around the world and have tried so much food and Benjamin's food was amazing. We arrived and their home is so beautiful. The meat was so tender, so much flavor and also a very good portion. The class was very personal and we felt as if we really had a connection afterwards. We recommend this experience because it is something that you and your spouse, a friend, family can enjoy together and create a beautiful memory.
This was an amazing experience that my husband and I went to. We've traveled all around the world and have tried so much food and Benjamin's food was amazing. We arrived and their…
Jong
January 2020
What an experience! Very unique, special, and one of a kind. The food was speechless and unforgettable. I learned a lot and definitely would recommend this class to anyone. I will be back for sure.
Lynn
January 2020
I normally don’t write review & don’t believe in reviews. I went on cooking w the Chef on sat nite. Best experiences ever & the feeling normally die down the next day. But this time it’s different. It’s Tuesday now, I’m at work n still remember everything about that nite. It was far beyond what I expected n experience. This is my first time that my partner n I do something different n I regretted that I choose my first activity is cooking w chef Benjamin on my first day vacation. Because there is absolutely no activity can beat it at all. I enjoy every moment of it n I feel so special. I would comeback here again. Love it. Thank you for making us feel so special.
I normally don’t write review & don’t believe in reviews. I went on cooking w the Chef on sat nite. Best experiences ever & the feeling normally die down the next day. But this ti…
Karen
December 2019
I wanted to do something different for my birthday so I booked this experience as a last minute thing. Despite not responding right away to their messages, Benjamin and Jessica were still very accommodating and wonderful. I didn’t know what to expect but I throughly enjoyed the whole experience. They made sure I felt welcomed and at home. We made Filet Mignon with Honey Charred mushrooms (my fav from the whole meal) and they were delicious! Benjamin was also sweet enough to make me a birthday cake, chocolate mousse, which I definitely appreciated. Benjamin’s energy in the kitchen will make you excited to cook. This experience is intimate and customizable. The stories they shared will be remembered.
I wanted to do something different for my birthday so I booked this experience as a last minute thing. Despite not responding right away to their messages, Benjamin and Jessica wer…

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests ages 21 and up can attend.