Ben Ford

Ben Ford

Los Angeles

About Ben Ford

Chef Ben Ford officially earned his cooking stripes at some of the country’s most established restaurants and alongside several of America’s most treasured culinary icons. His acclaimed restaurant concept, Ford’s Filling Station, is based on the fundamentals of teaching, cooking and foraging, and was awarded the prestigious Cochon555 prize. Despite all the accolades and achievements, it’s the large-scale home entertaining he grew up with that’s fueling his current passion.

My Venues


  • Contestant
    Iron Chef America
  • Top 10 Hot Spots
    Angeleno magazine
  • Best of LA: Best Polenta
    Los Angeles magazine
  • 99 Essential LA Restaurants
    LA Weekly

Where I Go Out

Behind the Scenes

Until now I had only heard of
"Until now I had only heard of the legendary Ceviche Lady of Ensanada. Another one off the #mariscoselgüero"
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A few detours to the
"A few detours to the #baja"
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Accoutrement. Grilling lemons
"Accoutrement. Grilling lemons adds a subtle, smoky flavor and makes the fruit extra-juicy."
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Working on new dishes for the
"Working on new dishes for the restaurant. Loving the simplicity and beautiful colors of this one."
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Los Angeles has over 46,000
"Los Angeles has over 46,000 homeless folks living it day by day on the streets. Today along with my friends and fellow chefs @TheLAMission for all the great work they do 365 days a year."
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At My Venues