Born in New Zealand, Ben has travelled most of his life, living and working in Asia, England, United Arab Emirates and Australia.
He completed his Chef training at the International Centre for Culinary Arts and worked under 3 Star Michelin Chef Marcus Dudley. Ben has a passion for international cuisines, their ingredients and where produce comes from.
Most recently Ben has worked for exclusive venues in New Zealand including Eagles Nest, Matauwhi Bay Manor and the historic Duke of Marlborough Hotel. He has catered for celebrity weddings and functions both large and small.
Passionate about growing his own herbs, vegetables and micro greens, Ben loves nothing more than to spend the morning in his garden collecting fresh ingredients for the evening’s dinner whether he is cooking for his young family or his clients. Ben’s food philosophy is to take simple ingredients and make them look and taste stunning. Not often out of the kitchen, when he finds the time Ben also loves fishing and being out on the ocean.
We are pleased to have him as a Personal Chef.