Chef Ben was born and raised in Hampden Maine. Ben attended the United Technologies Center in Bangor where he excelled in the culinary arts program. While attending UTC, he met his future wife Kelsey. Together Ben and Kelsey have co-managed restaurants in the Bangor area and are an energetic and highly creative team.
Ben has worked in the Bangor area for 10+ years honing his culinary skills and passion for creating delicious and innovative dishes. Chef Ben strives to find the freshest ingredients using multiple local businesses that help to meet that goal.
The Tarratine with it’s rich history and many cozy dining nooks make for a unique dining experience. That, coupled with timeless classics like chateaubriand, steak Diane just to name a few make for an unforgettable dining experience.
Chef Ben runs a tight niche staff in the kitchen keeping positivity and education on the forefront of his leadership position. In addition to his executive chef position at the Tarratine, Chef Ben is a fist time father as he and Kelsey welcomed Charlotte Rose into the world the end of May 2021.