Chef Elham Cooks, cooking teacher

Chef Elham Cooks

Chef Elham Cooks

location_on San Jose

local_activity classes: Japanese CookingChocolateCookingBaking and Desserts

4.9 (20)

Blue Sage by Chef Elham is your go-to resource for creating stress free entertaining and culinary knowledge, whether it's dinner for two or your big shindig.




Donirene Ward Jun 2024

Enjoyed the class and learning about the new ingredients. It was nice to be in a small group and meet new people. The class was a good value for the money.

Chad King Mar 2024

Elham was an incredible host and instructor. I brought my family of four to a private class to celebrate my wife’s birthday. She was so warm, open, and inviting. She was great with our kids, too! My family loves sushi, but we’ve never really made it before. We made California rolls, spicy, tuna, and some Nigiri. All of the food was delicious and she told us where she shops so we can try and re-create some of these rolls. My wife and family loved the experience and were interested in doing more classes in the future.

Teacher's response

Thank you! It was a pleasure to meet you all. Hope to see you again soon.
Chef Elham

Britney Hopkins Feb 2024

Our friend group did the chocolate lava dessert class. The class was at the chefs home and she had all of her materials ready to go when we arrived. She had the group divided into different teams so everyone had a job to do. You can have no experience or lots of experience and enjoy the class.

Arabela Espinoza Jan 2024

Chef Elham's weeknight meals class was such a success. I absolutely loved that we each got to pick a recipe and be in charge of cooking it ourselves. Sometimes with other classes, we end up just seeing the chef take over but this was great. Intimidating at first (especially if you are a total newbie in the kitchen like me) but Chef Elham was there to guide us or give us tips if we were unsure and the ambience was awesome. I would highly recommend taking a class with Chef Elham if you want to expand your kitchen knowledge and actually practice cooking. :)

Virginia Ballantyne Jan 2024

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Chef Elham is down to earth and very knowledgeable. Guests have access to her personal kitchen and she makes the process simple, which allows for great tasting food for all to enjoy! This was my first cooking class experience and I enjoyed myself and learned some great recipes to use for my family.

Wally Williams Jan 2024

Liked the meals selected to cook, I hadn’t had many of the spices used before. There were 9 of us for which we had to wait to use the stove.

Catherine Shaughnessy Nov 2023

We had a total of 6 people in the class. I’ve taken cooking classes at commercial spaces and format is so much more engaging…like a dinner party but everyone is cooking. Chef Elham did a great job of explaining the ingredients, how to prepare them, and tips and tricks that you don’t get from cookbooks. She is just such a warm and engaging person that it makes the class even better.
The food turned out fabulous. Sitting down to eat as a group and getting to know each other really made it such a full night out. I highly recommend this class and can’t wait to take more!

Jenny Wong Sep 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Chef Elham was nice and friendly to open to share about her career and cooking experience. I like how the class has 3 different dishes for us to learn how to cook and eat, but since it's a class with 2 other students, I ended up doing 1, which is not bad for me b/c it's my first time cooking. Chef Elham was great at explaining where we can get the ingredients and prepared us for the products and tools for the most part.

Thai Cooking Class review by Jenny Wong - San Jose

Brandi Sadowski Jul 2023

Chef Elham was fantastic! Her teaching style was very friendly and interactive, which enabled the evening to quickly transform from sets of strangers at a class to a group of people having casual conversation while enjoying good food around a kitchen table.

Elena Maggi Mar 2023

I spent the yesterday evening having a sushi class with chef Elham. It was fun and interesting. Chef Elhan is very professional, friendly and genuine.

Sushi Workshop review by Elena Maggi - San Jose

Alberto Alonso Mar 2023

Chef Elham’s class was amazing! She had all the ingredients prepared so we could get right to making sushi. She was great at answering all of our questions and gave us lots of tips, tricks and recommendations. Highly recommend!

Yan Cao Feb 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Great experience. Chef Elham was super nice and professional. Definitely recommended if your team is interested in learning some new dishes together.

Nadia Townsend Feb 2023

Chef Elham was the best! She was very informative and taught at a great pace. The food we cooked was DELICIOUS We will definitely be taking other classes from her

Cooking class review by Nadia Townsend - San Jose

Kathryn Dejean Sep 2022

Loved our chef Elham (aka goddess of the kitchen). We had a great experience. Very knowledgeable, personable and the food we created was restaurant worthy- who’d have known we were such great cooks all credit goes to chef Elham

Robert Kim Sep 2022

We booked Chef Elham’s sushi class to celebrate a birthday and had an excellent time. Initially our group was a little reserved at the start, but Chef Elham made us feel super comfortable in no time. All of the ingredients were prepared ahead of time and she made the experience of making sushi not intimidating at all. Additionally, everyone in our group was stuffed by the amount of food we made and ate. I would recommend this class for any group of friends and look forward to taking other classes by Chef Elham in the future!

Ronalie Lai Sep 2022

My family really enjoyed our sushi making class with Chef Elham. This was our first experience with a cooking class and making sushi. Her choices of ingredients were perfect for us. She was well prepared. She was patient and easy going. Her directions were clear and we learned many new cooking skills. We all feel that we can make sushi on our own now.
We will book another class with her in the near future. .

Nina Pham Aug 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Chef Elham and her team were great! My team enjoyed making the sushi rolls and nigiris. The set up was very clean and organized and the ingredients were all fresh. The nigiris and sushi rolls were delicious. Love how easy it was to work with Chef Elham. She was very responsive and was able to accommodate with some of our team members dietary restrictions.

Cooking class review by Nina Pham - San Jose

Megan Schiel Jul 2022

This was such a fun class and I learned a lot! Elham was a wonderful host and teacher. She made everyone feel welcome and included and I can’t wait to take her next class!

Sheenam Mittal Feb 2022

Chef Elham is soo talented and makes the class super fun. She has in depth knowledge about food and the process and she shares that knowledge in the class. I went for her chocolate making class and totally loved the experience. Highly recommend her classes if you are looking to learn and also have fun while cooking.

Brianna Rodgers Feb 2022

We loved the cozy aspect of being welcomed into Chef Elham’s home! She was super knowledgeable, friendly, and created an open environment for everyone to ask questions. The way she taught made it feel so attainable for us to make sushi at home now!

She got the best quality sushi, it was the best salmon we’d ever had!

10/10 recommend her classes.

Cooking class review by Brianna Rodgers - San Jose

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