Our first impression of Benjamin was when he showed up for cooking try outs holding a dozen red roses for the boss! Sucking up? We were dubious, but not for long. Benjamin is an old school romantic who knows how to treat women and he’s as Italian as they come.
My name is Benjamin Romine, I am 32 years old and have been a chef since my late teens. In my early teens I was a bit of a bad boy and ended up in an after school program, with the cooking being the only available course. I took to it like a fish to water and quickly fell in love with the kitchen. The heat, the pressure, the noise, the smell, and the taste of it, I love it all! I received a full scholarship to California Culinary Academy in San Francisco and have been the Executive Chef for 4 fine dining restaurants including Barcelona and Va Bene. I worked as a Sous Chef under many great mentors and I own a catering company which focuses on weddings. I am very passionate about my art, I love to cook, teach, and entertain. Let's turn the heat up in the kitchen and get cooking!