Benihana has a “Be The Chef” package and Sushi classes for special events like the Holidays, birthdays, graduation, Mothers Day and Fathers Day.
Priced at $200, Be the Chef includes a training session for the recipient with a master chef, followed later by a special dinner performance by the guest chef and three guests. For larger parties add $50 each, or you can get a package for a guest chef and seven guests for $360.
For more information see the Benihana’s Be The Chef website. See the Youtube video below for an example of the Be the Chef experience.
Benihana Sushi Classes
Benihanas is also offering five Sushi classes. Offered at different times and locations, the classes are:
Sushi & Me: Benihana’s Sushi & Me is a culinary experience that teaches both the child and adult (Mother, Grandmother, Aunt, Father, etc.) the fine art of how to make sushi and an opportunity to create their own sushi roll masterpieces. Enjoy this interactive and fun experience at participating Benihana restaurants for $55 per child and adult. This educational class is offered a few times a year at various Benihana restaurants. For schedule and more details see: Benihana Sushi & Me
Kabuki Sushi: A sushi-making class for young guests, ages five to 12! Benihana’s Kabuki Sushi will introduce children to how to make sushi and provide hands-on instructions for assembling some signature Benihana rolls including the California Roll and Shrimp Crunchy Roll. Benihana will serve each child a complimentary beverage, edamame and shrimp tempura before the Kabuki Sushi class kicks off. Benihana Kabuki Sushi Classes are $25 per child, including tax and gratuity. The per child fee also includes a complimentary Benihana apron, Kabuki Sushi Dessert Treat and a Certificate of Achievement plus a commemorative photo for your new Kabuki Sushi Chef! Benihana Kabuki Sushi
Dojo Sushi: Benihana’s Dojo Sushi is a culinary experience that teaches teens, 13 to 17 years old, how to make sushi by giving them an opportunity to create their own sushi masterpieces, while tasting Benihana’s flavorful smoothie combinations. Enjoy this interactive and fun Dojo Sushi experience for $45 per person. This educational class is offered a few times a year at each Benihana restaurant. For schedule and more details see: Benihana Dojo Sushi
Sushi & Sake 101: Benihana’s Sushi & Sake 101 is the study of sushi, how it is made, the interplay of ingredients and the artistic presentation, as well as sake, its subtle tastes and aromas and how it accentuates the flavors of the foods it complements taught by one of our talented sushi chefs. You’ll start this unique Benihana experience with a sake cocktail and a selection of sushi appetizers. Enjoy an evening of fun with friends, family or co-workers for $50 per person. This experiential and educational class is offered a few times a year at various Benihana restaurants. For schedule and more details see: Benihana Sushi & Sake 101
Sushi & Sake 201: Benihana’s Sushi & Sake 201 class is a more advanced study of sushi and sake that builds on what was taught in Sushi & Sake 101. Remember, even if you didn’t attend the first class, our sushi chefs will walk you through the process step-by-step and provide guidance to each of our participants. Enjoy this experience with friends, family or co-workers for $60 per person. For schedule and more details see: Benihana Sushi & Sake 201
Benihana Happy Hour
Get food and drink specials at the Benihana’s Happy Hour. Times and menus vary by location. For more details see: Benihana’s Happy Hour.
Register for Benihana’s The Chef’s Table and receive the latest Benihana news, special offers and a complimentary $30 Birthday Coupon* during the month of your birthday. For more details or to enroll, see: Benihana’s Chef’s Table.
* Maximum value of birthday coupon is $30 (excludes alcoholic beverages, tax and gratuity) after the initial purchase of any adult teppan entrée. The initial purchase of an adult teppan entrée cannot be discounted. The certificate is valid for use by the recipient for the recipient’s meal only. If you are registering during the month of your birthday, please allow approximately two business days to receive your Birthday Certificate.
About Benihana (from Wikipedia)
Benihana Inc. (Japanese: 紅花, “Safflower”) is an American restaurant company based in Aventura, Florida. It owns or franchises 116 Japanese cuisine restaurants around the world, including its flagship Benihana Teppanyaki brand, as well as the Haru (fusion cuisine) and RA Sushi restaurants. Hiroaki Aoki founded Benihana in New York City.
Aoki’s concept was for the meals to be theatrically prepared by a knife-wielding, joke-telling chef at a teppanyaki table surrounded by a wooden eating surface in front of the guests (Teppan meaning “steel grill” or “griddle” and yaki meaning “grilled” or “broiled”). It initially did not do well until early 1965 when Clementine Paddleford of the New York Herald Tribune gave it a rave review. The Beatles and Muhammad Ali were among the celebrities who then descended on the four-table restaurant.