Born in England, Ben co-founded Silkstone Hospitality Group in 2008, and created renowned New York City eateries, The Fat Radish, Ruschmeyers, The Leadbelly and The East Pole. He co-authored “The Fat Radish Food Diary” published by Rizzoli. Ben was voted Forbes "30 under 30" in 2014, and recently wrote a food focused travel column for The New York Times documenting his cross country bike ride, called “A Ride In The Country”. He is an active and passionate advocate of sustainable food systems and how they effect us. Ben’s heroes are Yvon Chouinard, Jamie Oliver and Bob Dylan.
Mission Statement: To visit one of earths great teachers, to meet others from around the globe and discuss a common concern that will effect us all and generations to come. To return to Charleston, a city I call home, with an inspired group and a positive action plan.