Ben Ebbrell is a professionally trained chef with a 1st class honours degree in ʻCulinary Arts Management’ and over 12 years’ experience in a multitude of kitchen environments, from restaurants & hotels to private dining and live/prerecorded performance. As founder and chef for the global online cooking channel, SORTEDfood.com, he spends much of his time cooking up a storm with the crew.
SORTEDfood returns to what really spurs him on… quick, simple, tasty grub to share with mates and the opportunity to help make food accessible. He aims to encourage others to give it a go and share his passion for social cooking!
As author of three published cookbooks and the chef behind hundreds of videos online at SORTED Food, he cooks the SORTED way: No frills, no nonsense, no barriers… just an appetite for cracking fuss-free food, heavily seasoned with fun and banter.
Ben has co-presented CITV/ITV’s Saturday morning show ‘Munch Box’, he’s appeared on Channel 4′s lunchtime series ‘What’s Cooking’ and made TV appearances on the BBC’s Young Apprentice, Jamie and Jimmy’s Food Fight Club and Perfect.
Ben was winner of the Good Food Channel’s Market Kitchen national search for the next celebrity chef and, in 2011, was a winner of SquareMile magazine’s 30 under 30 Talent Award. Ben and his team of school friends at SORTEDfood, are winners of the BANFF World Media Award for Best Online Entertainment Program, finalists in the food category at the Shorty Awards and winners of Educational Website of the Year. Ben and the SORTEDfood team have produced and featured in their own weekly morning segment for the long-standing American breakfast program, the TODAY Show, broadcast to millions of US homes.
SORTEDfood have more than 2.2 Million subscribers, see 12k+ hours of their content watched globally every day and attract more audience engagement than any other YouTube cooking channel in the world. They also produce content for other online channels, including Jamie Oliver’s FoodTube. Oliver describes them as ‘a truly lovely bunch of lads who are great at the business of YouTube’. That doesn’t, however, stop them getting involved in live demos at universities up and down the country, at the Real Food Festival and in the main theatre at the BBC Good Food Show.
“I’m most at home when in the kitchen and sharing what I’m learning with others. I’ve always loved experimenting with food and understood very early on that the occasional disaster was all part of the learning process. Once I got that principle straight in my head it was quite liberating – no more fear of failure, just a real appetite for discovering what I can come up with.”
“Anyone can grasp the basics of good cooking, and then the fun really starts!”
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