Call for Participants: The Iranian Virtual Cooking Lesson



Conflict Kitchen is hosting a virtual cooking lesson with Executive Chef Bahar Sarhangi in Tehran.  We’re looking for eight people in eight different cities around the world to participate from their home kitchens via Google Hangout.

The cooking lesson will take place over a few hours the evening (Tehran time) of Saturday, March 5th. Participants must be available during this time for the live lesson.

Multiple person video conferencing requires a strong and reliable Internet connection. Participants must have access to a computer with a built-in camera or external webcam and a bandwidth of at least 4 mbps.

If you’re interested in participating, please email by Tuesday, February 23rd. In your email, be sure to include:

  •      your name, age and the city in which you currently reside;
  •      your availability on Saturday, February 27th and Saturday, March 5th;
  •      a paragraph about yourself, your experience with cooking and why you’d like to participate;
  •      your experience with Google Hangout, computer year/make/model/camera and Internet speed;
  •      and any questions you have for us.


Chef Bahar Sarhangi was born in Babol, a city in the north of Iran. Before studying culinary arts and gastronomy in Florence, Chef Bahar’s scholarly pursuits took her to Tehran to study chemical engineering and Munich for post-graduate work in Business Administration. She’s worked as an executive in kitchens around the world, from Santiago and London. Recently, she returned to Tehran to work as the Head of Food and Beverage in a new restaurant project. Through her love of food and good hospitality, Chef Bahar creates elegant, simple and sophisticated dishes. She loves to cook Iranian cuisine because the diversity of dishes, ingredients and flavors allow it to meet the expectations and tastes of people from different cultures around the world.