Ben started at The Savoy, London, straight out of catering college before moving onto Le Gavroche, he has exceptionally high disciplines in the kitchen which show in every dish he prepares and serves.

With his wife Sam, they have won Restaurant of The Year at the Cornwall Tourism Awards and were awarded Silver at the South West Tourism Awards.

Together Ben and Sam run their own restaurant Penrose Kitchen in Truro. Ben has built and maintained good working relationships with local suppliers and producers throughout his career in Cornwall and  is confident of where his ingredients come from and that they are of the highest quality.