Chef Benjamin Udave

Culinary Consultant

 
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Highly skilled Executive Chef with over 14 years of experience creating fine cuisine, mentoring kitchen professionals, and successfully managing top-rated dining institution kitchens and operations.

Professional Skills 

 Chef Benjamin Udave is a Culinary trend consultant with over 14 years of hands-on managerial experience in the culinary field, including extensive involvement with inventory management and cost control.


  • Member of the management team who opened the Home Depot Center sports stadium in Carson, CA in 2003 & Perch Restaurant in Los Angeles, CA in 2011
  • Experienced and knowledgeable in maintaining a high standard of food production and presentation
  • Effective in leading and developing culinary staff and students with a “lead by example” approach
  • Consistently contributed to kitchens earning a score of 90% or higher in California state sanitary inspections
  • Knowledgeable in the standardization of SOP for multi-unit concepts
  • National Restaurant Association presenter and MC for demo stages

Professional Experience

 

SYSCO LOS ANGELES, INC., Walnut, CA
Executive Chef/Business Resource Manager
2014 to present

BIG CANYON COUNTRY CLUB, Newport Beach, CA
Executive Sous Chef


PERCH RESTAURANT, Los Angeles, CA
Executive Chef

 

JONATHAN CLUB, Santa Monica, CA           
Head Chef

 

HOME DEPOT CENTER, Carson, CA
Sous Chef, Levy Restaurants  
(multiple food-outlet sports stadium)

 

Education

A.O.S. California School of Culinary Arts, Pasadena, CA
Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Diploma
 

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