Benihana Celebrity Chef Cook Off


Calling All Benihana Celebrity Chefs! 

The 2023 Celebrity Chef Cook Off

January 18, 2023

Our Celebrity Chef Volunteers don’t need to be professional chefs or famous celebrities! But they will try their hand at the famous Japanese hibachi grill at Benihana and impress their guests with a delicious dinner and lots of fun. 

Benihana owners Bill Lay and Darren Horan and the gracious Benihana staff continue hosting this signature fundraising event for Literacy Volunteers of America. This event has been one of the most challenging and entertaining events for many years.  It’s great fun for a great cause. 

We look forward to another fun and delicious Benihana Celebrity Chef Cook Off on January 18, 2023! Think you can make that onion ring volcano blow some steam? Or flip some shrimp tails into your hat? Then this is for you!  

How it works:

Each volunteer Celebrity Chef puts together a table of eight or ten friends and then cooks a full course dinner for them at Benihana! There is a brief (and optional) training session before the event and the professional chefs are always nearby, just in case, so that every guest has a lovely meal!  Proceeds benefit  Literacy Volunteers of America.

If  you’d like to be a Benihana Celebrity Chef and  reserve your table, use our “Contact LVA” page  or call 305-294-4352.