Although originally from Skegness, Ben is more captivated with Sicily and one day would like to move there. Sicily has had a huge influence on his favourite style of food and he’s even written an awesome book called ‘moorish’.
Ben is actually only a chef because of fellow Skegness buddy Jason Atherton who got Ben his first chef job at the Ritz.
We touch on Ben’s time at the Salt Yard and how a big influx of cash that he hoped would sort out his financial and restaurant dreams ended up ruining his love for the business and lead to him planning on heading out on his own.
But now he’s found the best of both worlds. A good level of investment and the chance to open restaurants serving his style of food. Including his latest venture into the world of dark kitchens and delivery through Gallio, a Mediterranean pizza idea he’s been working on.