Defining the zeitgeist of Melbourne dining for a decade.
As the group executive chef for The Lucas Group, Benjamin Cooper has defined the zeitgeist of Melbourne dining for approaching a decade. At the helm of original trendsetter Chin Chin and the venues that followed (Kong, Baby, Hawker Hall and now Chin Chin Sydney), Cooper has brought a casual Thai-twist vibe to dining that resonates with the masses.
His industry cred comes from years abroad at Nobu in London and working with Australia’s best-known thai chef, David Thompson, at Nahm. However, his vision and handle on flavour is 100 per cent Cooper. He claims to have collected about 800 cookbooks over time. His favourite? A French treasure illustrated by Salvador Dali.
Events featuring Benjamin Cooper
Glasshouse Kitchen - Spice | 13 April