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Ben Roche      

Director of Culinary Innovation and Executive Chef at Miraculex; Previous Co-Host of "Future Food" on Discovery Planet

Ben Roche is the co-executive chef at Baume & Brix and co-host of the series ‘Future Food’ on Discovery’s Planet Green network. He has been cooking for approximately 10 years throughout the U.S. and U.K.

While earning his degree in Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island, Roche worked nights at Pastiche, an upscale dessert bar and café. After 18 months of classes at the university, Roche left to fulfill an externship at Tylney Hall, a boutique hotel just outside of London, England. Upon returning back to the U.S., Roche joined the kitchen at Ouisie’s Table in Houston as a pastry assistant. After just six months in the Ouise’s kitchen, he was offered a position as a baker at the world-renowned Charlie Trotter’s in Chicago.

While working at Charlie Trotter’s, Roche met Homaro Cantu, who eventually left Trotter’s to open Moto. When Roche took a job at Moto as a pastry assistant, after just four months he was promoted to Executive Pastry Chef. In 2010, Roche and Cantu wrote, developed and starred in their own television show, “Future Food” on Discovery’s Planet Green network. Chef Roche also took on many international appearances as a speaker/demonstrator at top venues including Stanford University, the TED conferences, Madrid Fusion, Epcot Center and PopTech.

After enjoying much success at Moto, Roche joins friend and former colleague Chef Thomas Elliott Bowman at Baume & Brix. Always having worked well together, Roche came on board as co-executive chef and is constantly contributing his creative genius to the globally inspired menu.

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