Ben is highly regarded in the industry with a lengthy history of accolades reflective of his quality and passion for New Zealand’s food culture.

As well as a successful television career Ben has a diverse hospitality portfolio. 

From his flagship New Zealand focused restaurant – Ahi in downtown Auckland, The Grounds a family and events focused venue in the beautiful Waitakeries, to ventures in Arrowtown. The modern Italian AOSTA, the Asian fusion FanTan & The Blue Door Bar

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Giving back is a big part of what Ben does. Over the last 10 years he has used his skills and connections to raise money for multiple charities, to name a few….

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“Spending many years overseas cooking the cuisines of the world, I started to wonder and ask myself the question – What is New Zealand’s cuisine?”