Ben Diaz

Executive Chef

Chef Ben Diaz

Born in Los Angeles, California, Chef Ben Diaz has always had a fascination with cooking, which stemmed from watching his father (an already accomplished chef himself) cooking and making breakfast.

Chef Ben is a graduate of the prestigious California School of Culinary Arts, he is a coveted freelance chef and consultant who has been inducted into the “Les Amis d’Escoffier Society”, Cambridge “Who’s Who of Culinary Professionals” and “World Master Chefs Society”.

Chef Ben holds six certifications, including Master Certified Food Executive and Certified Food and Beverage Executive; he has worked alongside the world’s top chefs as a member of the Los Angeles Chefs de Cuisine Association. Chef Ben is also a published author with “From a Cook To a Professional Chef” a culinary reference book that Chef Ben created and launched in 2011.  With all this and more going on, Chef Ben also finds time in his busy schedule to work with local charities most notable are the Boys and Girls Club of San Gabriel and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Irvine.

Chef Ben has worked in some of the best restaurants in town including The Silver Trumpet Restaurant, JW Marriott, Luxe City Center and Stockdale Country Club where the main focus was on fresh seasonal and locally grown produce.

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