Dave Hammer

Dave H.

Severna Park, MD
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Lesson Details



Dave delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
October 1994

I owned my own deli and drop-off catering business for years. I have worked in high end Country Clubs, private schools and large corporations like Marriott and Sodexo. My food philosophy is food tastes best in its natural state and healthy food can be delicious. I am lucky to be able to express my artistic side in the creation of food and I am positive people can learn to eat well, happily. I love all the different classes and events I am able to create and teach as well as the food we get to enjoy doing so! It's so much fun to meet new people every day and watch them learn!


Owner/Executive Chef
Jun 2015 - Present
Turning Leaf Wellness Center, LLC

I offer a variety of classes and lessons as well as corporate events, date nights, couples cooking and birthday parties for children and adults.

We also are beginning a second location for culinary adventures in Annapolis, Maryland.

Jan 2011 - Jan 2013
Crane Bagel & Deli

Executive Chef & General Manager
Jan 2004 - Jan 2011
Howard Community College

Campus Executive Chef
Jan 2002 - Jan 2004
Johns Hopkins

Executive Chef/General Manager
Jan 2002 - Jan 2004
Holton Arms

Campus Executive Chef
Jan 2000 - Jan 2002

Sous Chef
Jan 1998 - Jan 2000
Washingtonian Center Marriott

Jan 1996 - Jan 1998
St Joseph Hospital

Jan 1994 - Jun 1996
Baltimore Country Club

Banquet Chef
Jan 1992 - Jan 1994
BWI Marriott


Culinary Arts
Jan 1992 - Jun 1994


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Certified Executive Chef
Jun 1994

Jun 1994


The Best Of
May 2001

Photos & Videos

Healthy Italian Cooking Event

Kids Can Cook with Chef Dave

Chef Dave's Venue

Chef Dave's Nationwide Award Winning Taco

Chef Dave's Healthy Alternative to Lasagna

Chef Dave Hammer!


1 Review

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C. W. Biggs Mar 16, 2017
Healthy Cooking · In studio

The class was a blast. My wife and I gave each other a gift to take a cooking class from Dave Hammer. The lessons weren't too complicated and even an old guy like me was able to do it. A great date night for any couple. Highly recommended.

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