Ben Walter

Senior consultant

Ben Walter is a senior consultant and trainer at Eldred Hospitality. He started with the company in 2007.

His background is in kitchen operations. Ben worked in a variety of different hospitality businesses during his 20 years as a chef.

These include:

  • 3 years with Mirvac Hotels in Sous and Executive Chef roles;
  • 2 years as Head Chef at Oscar W’s Wharfside in Echuca; (1 hat)
  • Over 18 months as a fulltime contract chef, working anything from 1 shift contracts to months at a time in businesses as varied as production kitchens, 4 and 5 star hotels, banquet venues, pubs, clubs and aged/health care facilities.

Ben’s current role involves:

  • Senior kitchen and FOH staff recruitment;
  • Trainer of Hospitality Supervisor and Food Cost Control short courses;
  • Senior staff mentoring in client’s businesses;
  • Overseeing the installation of management systems in client’s businesses;
  • General F&B operations consulting;
  • Kitchen operations consulting.