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Ben Towill

Co-Owner & Chef, The Fat Radish


Ben started his career at 16, working with acclaimed restaurateurs and chefs such as Gordon Ramsay, Raymond Blanc, and Rick Stein both in the United Kingdom and the States. Ben is the co-owner of NYC restaurants The Fat Radish, The East Pole, and Leadbelly Oyster Bar and Ruschmeyer's in Montauk, focusing on local, seasonal, and sustainable food.  His first book, The Fat Radish Food Diary, was released in the fall of 2014. Ben recently embarked on "A Ride in the Country," a coast-to-coast bike ride raising funds and awareness in support of Just Food, while writing about the US food system for The New York Times' T Magazine