Ben Flores is an Alabama native who has lived in Columbus since 2021. He joined Chapman’s Eat Market the same year and is now the sous chef. He has an Italian-American and Mexican-American background. His food represents the intersection of Southern, Italian and Mexican cuisines. After graduating from the University of Alabama in 2015, he pursued a career in restaurant and hospitality management. His personal goals in the industry focus on the training and development of young chefs.
Sessions for Ben Flores
Watermelon Dynamics: Familiarizing Global Flavors with America’s Favorite MelonLocation: Great Hall Meeting Room 3
Watermelon, America’s favorite melon, is more than picnics and feta salads! Learn how watermelon is growing on U.S. menus and consumers are thinking of it as on-trend more than nostalgic. Watermelon is available year-round¬–in multiple types and formats–making it an approachable ingredient for your staff and guests. Explore opportunities with watermelon’s flesh, juice and rind. Taste how watermelon makes global flavors more approachable and be inspired to explore the world of watermelon.
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