Get to know me better
We specialise in using local produce in the area , Influenced by Southeast Asian flavours
Hello my name is Ben!
I spent the first have of my cooking carer in Europe working in London & Lyon when I returned to Australia.
I spent most of my cooking career around the Melbourne restaurant scene. I first moved to Melbourne to work at the esteemed Thai restaurant Longrain, where I was the Sous Chef for three years. I then progressed to Sous Chef at the hatted Thai restaurant, Easy Tiger, while also holding regular cooking classes and demonstrations at South Melbourne Market for four years.
In 2012 I was Electrolux State Finalist Young Chef of the Year.
Moving to Queensland offered the opportunity to create a piece of Southeast Asia in my backyard. Teaming up with my wife, Rachael, we bought out four acre property up to the garden sanctuary it is today - brimming with native herbs and Southeast Asian fruits and vegetables. I look forward to providing you with an amazing private dining experience!
For me, cooking is...
my passion ever since I was young.
I learned to cook at...
In various restaurants in Europe, Sydney, Melbourne.
A role model in the kitchen is...
Thomas Keller and David Thompson.
A cooking secret...
to use the freshest ingredients and to be creative.
As a Private Chef, I can offer you:
Simply tell me what you're craving! I would love to create the perfect menu for your special occasion in Oak Beach.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Oak Beach. You name it!
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Oak Beach.
Trust me as a culinary consultant to help you with your concept in Oak Beach.
Benjamin's Food Gallery
We all eat with our eyes first! Below you can find a little demonstration of what I can bring to your table.
Book your experience with Chef Benjamin
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.