What started as his first job as a dishwasher when he was just 15, became a career which has taken him to over 45 countries around the world. Ben graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in International Hotel Management from the Royal Roads University in British Columbia, Canada.
He has since worked as a Bartender, Banquet Chef, Restaurant Manager, F&B Department Head, Floor Manager, Kitchen Designer, Project Manager and Regional Manager. He has held key culinary positions at 5-star hotels in Canada and China, overseeing restaurant operations and kitchen management.
As Vice President of CKP Hospitality Consultants, he brings to the table an in-depth understanding of the industry on several sides of the table and in different markets. He has led CKP’s F&B concept division and successfully launched projects in Sri Lanka, China, Maldives, Hong Kong, Thailand, Sudan, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia.
While managing CKP Shanghai, he led the design of high-profile projects such the W Hotels in Beijing, Shanghai & Suzhou, The Shanghai & Sanya EDITION properties, Mandarin Oriental Shenzhen, Four Seasons Sanya, St. Regis Chengdu, the Zhuhai Convention Centre as well as smaller freestanding restaurants.
Ben is fluent in English, French and Mandarin.