Ben O'Donoghue's Story
For celebrity chef, television presenter, author, and brand ambassador Ben O’Donoghue, cooking is a passion and a reflex. It’s something he’s done since childhood and it never ceases to give him pleasure or stimulate his imagination. Ben started his career working in several top Australian restaurants before moving to London. For four years he worked at the famous River Café, before joining his mate, Jamie Oliver, at the exclusive Monte’s Club as Executive Chef. After a few years abroad, Ben returned home to experience first-hand Australia’s burgeoning food scene, which he still plays a major part in. His latest endeavour is Billy Cart Kitchen in his native Brisbane. Ben’s television credits include four series of the internationally acclaimed food and travel program, Surfing the Menu, which he co-hosted with fellow chef, Curtis Stone. In 2015, Ben co-hosted Channel 7's Aussie Barbecue Heroes. In his spare time he enjoys surfing, fly fishing and playing with his three children.