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Ben Walanka
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After graduating from Kendall in 2002, Ben worked in various kitchens such as Le Francais, Marche, Bistro 110 and Rhapsody Restaurant. Bens most recent restaurant accomplishments was as Chef of the Club at the Symphony Center, a member’s on ... More
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Member-submitted profile Member since: November 28, 2008
Duration Place City Position
2011 - 2012
The Rosebud Chicago Executive Chef
2010 - 2011 1500° Miami Beach Executive Sous Chef
2006 - 2009 Rhapsody Chicago Sous Chef
2006 - 2009 Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chicago Chef
2006 - 2006 Bistro 110 Chicago Senior Sous Chef
2005 - 2006 Holly's American Bistro Lake Bluff Chef de Cuisine
2003 - 2004 Marché Chicago Swing Cook
2001 - 2003 Le Francais Wheeling Station Chef
2000 - 2001 Jacky's Bistro Evanston Line Cook
Last updated: 2012-08-10*

  • Ben Walanka is the co-host of the Big Ten Cookout.
  • In 2009, chef Ben Walanka reached the final four on season 5 of Hell's Kitchen.


Born in the United States | Born in 1980 | Hell's Kitchen

Cuisine or specialty (self-selected):
American | Bistro | French | Seafood | Steakhouse | Tapas

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