Executive Head Chef Ben Orpwood
Ben began his career at Queens College Cambridge, under Hans Schwietzer. Whilst growing up, Gordon Ramsay was the chef of his generation who everyone looked up to, including Ben. Personal influences in Ben’s career were Colin Clague & Tim Hughes, both mentors who have shaped Ben into who he is today, in terms of character, cooking, and respect for ingredients.
Ben’s biggest culinary passion is thinking about the whole package and believes you have to break any dish down into sections. For Ben the very best ingredients are special and very important when making a dish so simple but so good, like Tomato & Tofu Cream. His team is what makes him come back day after day, including some of the amazing apprentices we currently have at the group.
Key milestones in Ben’s career include when he moved to London aged 19, his first opening of Zuma in Istanbul, and meeting his wife at Zuma in Dubai.
The opening of Sexy Fish was a huge accomplishment for Ben, but the opportunity to work for Gordon Ramsay Group with its amazing history has been a major milestone in Ben’s career to date.