Walk of life:
Restauranteur, chef, writer and TV presenter
Biographical details:

Australian-born Ben started off his career working in several different restaurants throughout Australia. These included Jessica’s in Perth, Goodfella’s restaurant in the trendy Newtown area of Sydney and the much acclaimed Tribeca restaurant in Double Bay, Sydney.

For the last four years, Ben has worked at The River Café in London and is now Head Chef alongside Jamie Oliver at the exclusive Monte’s Club in London’s Knightsbridge.

Since January ’99, Ben has also been a consultant and food stylist to Jamie Oliver, as well as assisting Jamie with various outside catering functions, including cooking for Britain’s Prime Minister Tony Blair and the Italian Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street last year.

His TV appearances include BBC2’s Saturday Kitchen, Quick Cooks and guest appearances on Taste Today on the Food Network, as well as presenting our very own Planet Food Morocco.

Ben is 30, he has active hobbies including teaching Pilates, game shooting and surfing.

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