The Dean Of Cooking

The Dean Of Cooking

5.0 (2)
1 employee
6 years in business

About this pro

I don't take myself too seriously, because I believe having a sense of humor is key to making any endeavor fun.  Cooking shouldn't feel like a chore!  I am never as at ease anywhere, as when I'm in a kitchen, whipping something up!  That passion for food, and preparing food is contagious, to anyone who has an appreciation for good food and a desire to share that with people they care about.

I have loved cooking since my mother forced all of us kids to fend for ourselves, lol.  People who love food have a special bond, and there's nothing more fun than breaking bread, and bonding with folks who love it as much as I do!

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North Hollywood, CA 91607
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2 Reviews


  • Stephen

    Dean is hilarious and makes the process of learning how to cook fun and easy. I’m a disaster in the kitchen and through Deans help I actually created a meal my lovely wife loved. It was nothing short of a miracle.

  • Abby Girvin

    Dean was not only super talented and helpful but also brought some comedy to the situation. Cooking has always been a challenge for me and he taught me some amazing skills that can transfer into everyday cooking. he also had a lot of patience which is key for me.


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Some in depth chats about what their experience is, what their goals are, what they enjoy (and don't enjoy) about cooking, and what they'd like to achieve.  

Keeping it loose and fun is definitely the way to shouldn't be stressful!

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Personal chef for many years, as well as catering background and leader of several restaurants and food and beverage operations in L.A., San Francisco, and Boston.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$150-200$, food included.

How did you get started teaching?

Started full time after many years in F&B management.

What types of students have you worked with?

All ages and levels.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Someone you click with, and makes cooking fun!

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What level of cooking they aspire to.

Lessons offered