Our Culinary Director

Well respected and networked within the restaurant industry, Ben brings valuable hands-on expertise and connections to The Stafford London in his role as Culinary Director, overseeing the entire food offering, including The Game Bird restaurant, the celebrated American Bar, Wine Cellars, private dining and in-room dining.

Classically trained with over 20 years experience, Ben spent his formative career working with Michelin starred chefs such as Jason Atherton and Stephen Terry at various ground breaking London restaurants, learning classical techniques along with inspired culinary innovation. He was most recently the Chef Director of the Salt Yard Group, launching the renowned Soho sites of Dehesa, Opera Tavern and Ember Yard, where he established himself as cooking at the forefront of Spanish/Italian modern tapas scene.

Ben appears regularly on TV including Saturday Kitchen, Sunday Brunch, and Masterchef and writes for a variety of publications including, The Telegraph, The Times, Delicious and Chef Magazine. Teaching remains one of Ben’s passions, and he still finds time to teach at some of the UK’s leading schools, including Leith’s, Divertimenti, Cookhouse at Soho Farmhouse, and Bertinet.