Growing up in a tiny village situated north of Galilee, my pastoral surroundings allowed me to find a unique connection to the land. As the son of farmers, I spent most of my childhood learning to love and harvest nature's finest, playing in my family's Mango fields overlooking the breathtaking Sea of Galilee, smelling the land, tasting the fruits.
Taking that love and passion and turning it into my career brought me to great adventures, from head chef at top restaurants around the globe, to opening my own restaurant in Tel Aviv and heading a high-end catering company in Silicon Valley. These have all lent to my holistic view of what bringing my passion to others is really all about. Waking up before the crack of dawn to go to the local market and inhale the aromatic smells of fresh produce as inspiration to start my day. Bringing only the freshest California has to offer into every creation.
I have been lucky enough to travel and work around the world, enabling me to 'taste' so much.
I look forward to meeting you, working together to create the event of your dreams.
Born in the Israeli countryside outside of Jerusalem, Ben’s childhood was filled with the sounds of crackling grass and smells of fresh cut crops. His passion for food began at the young age of 13 when he would sneak into the kitchen to sit by his grandmother’s side and listen to her marvelous tales; from waking up early to be first in line at the local bakery, to buying warm chestnuts rolled up in newspaper from the neighborhood street vendor, her stories transported him to magnificent places.
In his early 20’s, Ben moved to NYC exploring the city during the day and bartending at night. He quickly realized how much he needed to go back to his first love and applied for a prep cook position at a local Spanish Tapas restaurant. Two years, and a lot of hard work later, Ben was promoted to Chef de Cuisine, receiving 2 stars from the NYT.
From NYC to Ft. Lauderdale to Jericoacoara, Ben explored cultures and cuisines through his unique touch.
Co-founding Foodiez with Chef Oren was the natural next step. Personalizing each plate for the perfect dining experience.