From time to time, Open Kitchen makes the headlines news. Check to see who’s talking about us now.


January 30, 2022-  Open Kitchen is featured as the Restaurant Spotlight in the by Leslie Poster.

December 18, 2012-  Walter Nicholls with the Arlington Magazine features Open Kitchen.

October 18, 2021-  Mary Hager at chronicles the evolution of Open Kitchen.

September 10, 2021- Carrie from Life as a Balanced Bean features her Open Kitchen dining experience.

August 22, 2021- Kimberly Jackson from writes about her restaurant week experience at Open Kitchen.

August 22, 2021- Mary from Girl Meets Food features Open Kitchen’s Food Bloggers Dinner.

August 16, 2021- Open Kitchen hosted Naked Mountain Winery at our wine tasting on August 13th.  Virginia Wine Time was there!

August 14, 2021- Melinda from Capital Cooking writes about her experience during our Food Bloggers Dinner on July 25, 2012.

August 7, 2021- Johnna Knows Good Food comments on our Food Bloggers Dinner.

July 25, 2021- From What Micky Eats, Micky writes about our Food Bloggers Dinner on July 25, 2012.

March 14, 2021 - From  the Neighborhood Files, Dee Komo of the Falls Church Patch writes how cooking classes bring couples together to learn the art of cooking. Read what she has to say about Chef Jackson Yordon’s French/Belgin Bistro Cooking Class at Open Kitchen on March 13, 2011.   Falls Church Chef Teaches People How To Make Health Gourmet Meals

March 8, 2021 - FW&D in Falls Church recently wrote a review of Open Kitchen in their newsletter. Read what they had to say about their experience. [Link]

December 17, 2021 - Falls Church Times, by Ilene Smith.  Food: A Community “Open Kitchen”

December 10, 2021 - Washington Business Journal.
Companies find that employees who cook together stay together.

September 16, 2021 - The Hungry Muse

Jennie from The Hungry Muse blogs about her recent participation at Open Kitchen’s  Paella Night.  DC Eats: Open Kitchen’s Paella Night

August 25, 2021 - The Georgetowner.  Jordan Wright recently participated in Chef Mat Finarelli’s Adult Cupcake Demo and Wine Pairing Class.  Here’s what she had to say. Cupcakes for the at-home Connoisseur.

July -August 2010- Viva Tysons - (page 73)  Being an Entrepreneur is one thing, being a woman is another.   Read about Hue Chan Karels in Viva Tysons’ article Local Woman Entrepreneurs  Shine

July 22, 2021 - Canadian Food Network. TV crews flooded Open Kitchen on Monday July 21 to film Rebel Heroes a client of the Chef’s Timeshare Kitchens. Read about it here: Canadian Food Network comes to Ballston for Rebel Heroes

June 2, 2021 - Open Kitchen is proud to have Rebel Heroes as a Chef’s Timeshare Client. Read about them in the Washington Post.

June 2, 2010- Falls Church News Press writer Eamonn Rockwell features Open Kitchen  in the Restaurant Spotlight. He highlights our unique culinary space to EAT, COOK and ENTERTAIN as being something different to all the other upscale dining areas in the Falls Church area.

May-June 2010 - Viva Tysons - Dining Al Fresco On page 19 of the May-June issue of Viva Tysons, Open Kitchen is listed as one of the favored spots for Dining Al Fresco this season.

May 21, 2021 - Falls Church Times - When Dining Out Lives Up To Its Name.  Ilene Smith in her article on dining Al Fresco, notes “Open Kitchen is REALLY open” with their patio dining.

April 30, 2021 - Washington Business Journal, Missy Frederick, covers the challenges artisan producers face in running their business.  Open Kitchen’s Chef’s Timeshare kitchens offer a solution to providing licensed commercial kitchen space.  Read the Full Article.

April 29, 2021 - Washington Examiner - Alexandra Greeley features Chef Bernard’s journey to Open Kitchen in her article: “Chef’s long, winding road leads to kitchen”.


April 2010 - Northern Virginia Magazine contributor Aisha Salazar gives a brief prelude to what Open Kitchen’s Chef’s Timeshare Kitchens have to offer up and coming chefs building a life time dream  Read it now: Part- Time Chefs, Big Time Dreams by Aisha Salazar

May 2010 - Whisk and Quill - Foraging for the Elusive Morel highlights Open Kitchen’s Sous Chef Matt Finarelli’s Red Wine Morel Cream Sauce Recipe.

April 28th, 2010 - Northern Virginia Magazine - Gut Check

April 27, 2021 - Fairfax Times - “A kitchen away from home”

April 8, 2021 - Open Kitchen was recently included in the list of restaurants celebrating Earth Day in the Northern Virginia Magazine.  While we are celebrating the 40th anniversary of Earth Day this year, Earth Day is everyday at Open Kitchen with our Green Discount Program!   To read the article click here: Restaurants Participate in Earth Day

April 2010 Issue Northern Virginia Magazine, Aisha Salazar’s review on Open Kitchen’s Chef’s Timeshare Kitchens.  Review

March 24, 2021 Edith Billups - DC Live Music Examiner: Review


February 1, 2022 -


Lauren Wright from On Tap Magazine writes a review on Chef Bernard’s Knife Skills Class.  Read the Article here: On Tap Magazine

January -February 2010 - Viva Tyson’s :  Article is on page 33-34


December 14, 2021 - Examiner review by Jolly Sienda. Review

December 4, 2021 - FOOD: Welcome to the Open Kitchen Experience by Jimmy Scarano  Falls Church Time

December 1, 2021 - Mary Hager visited Open Kitchen and recognized the endless possibilities we have to offer.  Read her dining review here:  Fairfax Times. com

December 1, 2021 - recently took a peak inside Open Kitchen…. Here’s what they had to say:

November 21, 2021 - Falls Church Times recently captured Chef Bernard at the Falls Church Farmer’s Market.  Read the full article here….Falls Church Times.

Open Kitchen Takes Top Restaurant at the Taste of Falls Church!

Sept 12th marked an exciting day for Open Kitchen as we participated in our first Taste Testing Competition.  The judges were won over sampling menu items from the Bistro.  Read what Falls Church News Press has to say about us.

To view pictures of the event visit the September 17th issue of the Falls Church News Press.

September 17th Headlines

Washington Business Journal

Our friends at the Washington Business Journal have been following the progress of our facility and its anticipated opening. They recently featured an update on our facility and in case you missed it you can read the article here… Washington Business Journal .

Chamber News

Business News and Notes: August 20 - 26, 2009
By Sally D. Cole
Thursday, 20 August 2021 09:20

Open Kitchen, the new community commercial kitchen and bistro opening in Falls Church’s West Metro Plaza, is starting its fall cooking class schedule on September 14. Classes are available on a wide selection of topics including various techniques, ethnic cuisines, healthy cooking options, every day meals made easy, pastries, pies and desserts. Class are also available for children. Open Kitchen is owned and operated by Hue-Chan Karels and John Karels. Chau Agon, Linda Skiles and Holly Camalier are also part of the management team. Dates for the commercial kitchen leasing and bistro opening have not yet been announced. Open Kitchen is located at 7115 Leesburg Pike in Falls Church. For more information go to