Agent: Emily Glenister
It took three attempts for Ben to secure his first job in a kitchen aged fourteen. After the third time of asking, he was handed a pair of rubber gloves and entrusted with a potato peeler that had seen better days. In the decade that followed, he moved his way up through London’s Michelin starred restaurants, caffs and oyster shacks before settling down to write. Five years, thousands of recipes and numerous books later, he has carved a niche for himself as a recipe developer, food photographer and writer for some of the biggest names in food, building a strong following on TikTok and Instagram in the process.
Ben’s food is ingredient, nostalgia and experience-led. He reluctantly accepts that caviar is delicious, but insists that it should be eaten on heavily buttered cheap white bread. Blitzed up pork scratchings are the ultimate oyster topping and heaven is a McDonald's apple pie hastily mashed into smooth vanilla gelato.