Ben O'Donoghue

Hosts/MC's, Lifestyle | Food & Wine, Media

Ben O'Donoghue is one of Australia’s original most loved celebrity chefs, enjoying more than two decades of success at the forefront of his professions as a chef, television presenter, author, columnist, brand ambassador. Becoming a household name co-hosting ‘Surfing The Menu’ with fellow chef Curtis Stone, Ben has gone on to host ‘The Best In Australia’ and ‘Drive Thru Australia’, released four cook books (a 5th due for release in 2015), wrote for Delicious Magazine for almost ten years. Ben has hosted countless events and appearances nationally. 2014 saw the opening of Ben’s restaurant Billy Kart Kitchen in Brisbane. Due to the great success of the restaurant a 2nd Billy Kart Kitchen is scheduled to open very soon.

For Ben cooking is a passion and a reflex. He believes food should be simple, distinctive and culturally correct. He is the quintessential modern, boisterous Aussie Dad. The combination of his down to earth sense of humour with his high end culinary expertise and a passion for sharing what he knows about food, cooking and having a great time, has ensured he continues to be one of Australia’s most loved celebrity chefs.


Television: ‘Drive Thru Australia’, Seven Network, ‘The Best In Australia’ Foxtel, Lifestyle Channel Series 1-3 ‘Surfing The Menu’ ABC Series 1-4, ‘The Best’ BBC2, ‘Singapore Sling’, Seven Network


Publishing: Ben’s Barbecue Bible 2013, At Home With Ben 2012, Ben’s Barbecue 2009, Outdoor: Grill Your Way Round the World 2008, - Hardie Grant Books, The Best- BBC World Wide, Surfing The Menu I & II - ABC Books. A new book is due for release in 2015.


Columns: Delicious Magazine Australia, regular column, 2004 – 2013, Olive Magazine Regular Feature writer, 2003 – 2006.


Appearances: Food Shows internationally and nationally, in high demand for Corporate and Event appearances.


Endorsement: Fairy, Jeep, Stoddarts Catering Equipment