Get to know me better
Restaurant quality meals without the restaurant.
After ten years in the hospitality industry I have decided to offer my services to private clients. I started cooking at a small French bistro in Mississauga, afterwards moving to Toronto where I cooked at Hammersmith's, Greta Solomon's Dining Room, The Ceili Cottage and as the catering director at the Harbourfront Centre. My training is French but my approach is contemporary Canadian, emphasizing seasonality and sustainability. I also have experience as an oyster shucker and with wine pairing.
For me, cooking is...
The most nuanced form of expression. It is culture, history, personality and storytelling and the most fun I ever have.
I learned to cook at...
The restaurants listed above, and before that from my father, who is still the best cook I know.
A role model in the kitchen is...
I take a lot of inspiration from the cuisine of Fergus Henderson, and am an inveterate fan of Fred Morin and David McMillan.
A cooking secret...
Finding a great ingredient and getting out of its way.
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 Toronto.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Toronto. You name it!
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Toronto.
Trust me as a culinary consultant to help you with your concept in Toronto.
Ben'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.
Chef Ben's reviews
Chef Ben was amazing from the get go. The menu he created was a true crowd pleaser, he was organized and punctual, and he went over and above for us by giving us recommendations as to which wine will pair best with each course. He also mixed an arrival cocktail, as well as a dessert cocktail. Chef Ben nailed the cook on every piece of meat and the main dish was served family style on a large wooden board. It was a real showstopper! I highly recommend Chef Ben to anyone looking for an incredible food experience in their own home.
Mark Umbrio - Sep 14 2020
Book your experience with Chef Ben
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.