Ben Ford

Ben Ford

Chef Ben Ford has had a three-decade-long career working alongside several of the biggest culinary names at some of the most established restaurants in the United States and has performed diplomatic missions for the U.S. Department of State. As a volunteer for the L.A. Mission, the renowned chef feeds 5,000 homeless on Christmas Eve each year. His restaurant, Ford’s Filling Station, located in the Delta Terminal at Los Angeles Airport and in the JW Marriott at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles, is based on the fundamentals of teaching, cooking and foraging, and was awarded the prestigious Cochon555 prize. All of this without relying on the Hollywood fame of his father Harrison Ford.

Wednesday, 10 July 2019 13:50

Chef Ben Ford

New American Comfort

I have memories from my childhood of my mother and father packing the car for our annual summer stay in Wisconsin. Into the car went clothes, sports equipment, a cooler to store food for the long stretches of drive that lay ahead of us, and a box full of the staple foods we had grown accustomed to in Los Angeles and couldn’t live without. Tortillas, hot sauce and pinto beans would fill our coffers only to be replaced by Nueske’s bacon, wild blueberry preserves and hazelnuts for the return.

Monday, 30 January 2017 19:41

Chef Ben Ford

Reviving Diversity in The Republic of Georgia

ONE of the wonderful benefits of being a culinary ambassador for the U.S. Department of State is getting the chance to travel around the world to places I might never have imagined experiencing. I’m definitely attracted to that gypsy/nomadic-parts-from-the-unknown thing, where adventures and cuisines collide. His inclination for exploration was what attracted me to the life of a chef in the first place.

Thursday, 16 July 2015 21:33

Adventurous Cooking with Chef Ben Ford

Adventurous Cooking with Chef Ben Ford

Chef Ben Ford has had a three-decade-long career working alongside several of the biggest culinary names at some of the most established restaurants in the United States and has performed diplomatic missions for the U.S. Department of State. As a volunteer for the L.A. Mission, the renowned chef feeds 5,000 homeless on Christmas Eve each year. His restaurant, Ford’s Filling Station, located in the Delta Terminal at Los Angeles Airport and in the JW Marriott at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles, is based on the fundamentals of teaching, cooking and foraging, and was awarded the prestigious Cochon555 prize. All of this without relying on the Hollywood fame of his father Harrison Ford. Tokyo Journal Executive Editor Anthony Al-Jamie spoke to Ben Ford about his career and projects.

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