Ben Ford

Chef Ben Ford, a renowned figure in the culinary world, began his journey in 1987 influenced by the Slow Food Movement in Europe. After training at the California Culinary Academy, he worked alongside culinary legends like Alice Waters. In Los Angeles, he excelled at Opus, Campanile, and his acclaimed restaurant, Chadwick. Ford later pioneered the gastropub concept with Ford's Filling Station, celebrating its 20th year. Beyond restaurants, he consulted for brands like Marriott and Barnes & Noble. Committed to charity, Ford initiated a school garden and supported events combating childhood hunger. As a culinary ambassador in the American Chef Corps, Ford's contributions to gastronomy, sustainability, and community engagement are enduring, marked by accolades and TV appearances.