Benihana Celebrity Chef Cook Off

Thank You to Our Friends at Benihana
to All Benihana Celebrity Chefs! 

The 2022 Celebrity Chef Cook Off
raised over $28, 000 for Literacy Volunteers!


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

New 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 again next year! 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.

Once we have a date for the 2023 Benihana Celebrity Cook Off,  and  you’d like to reserve your table, use our “Contact LVA” page  or call 305-294-4352.