Ben Ebbrell

Meet 21 year old Ben Ebbrell: entrepreneur, student in Culinary Arts Management at University College Birmingham ane one of our three Talent Search finalists.

Ben is not just a keen cook, he also loves the management side of running a kitchen, and hopes to open a restaurant one day.

He describes his favourite food as simple, honest and comforting, and says the humble sausage and bean casserole is his favourite dish. He also draws influence from his travels, especially Asian, which he fell in love with on a trip to Thailand.

Although Ben is still relatively young, he has already done a stint in Jean Christophe Novelli’s kitchen, and says he admires him greatly for his passion.

Ben Ebbrell

Ben Ebbrell's Recipes



Broccoli and peanut butter soup
Broccoli and peanut butter soup

Ben Ebbrell makes a soup from student storecupboard ingredients and suggests serving it with croutons made from a leftover pizza base

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
20 min

Cheese on toast
Cheese on toast on Market Kitchen

Ben Ebbrell rises to the student storecupboard challenge with his version of this classic cheap snack

Avg user rating: 4 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
25 min

Easy doughnuts
Easy doughnuts

Super easy, super tasty, ready-to-dunk doughnuts from the guys at Sorted - perfect for feeding a crowd

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
30 min

Griddled pork with leek and butterbean cassoulet
Griddled pork with leek and butterbean cassoulet on Market Kitchen

Ben Ebrell combines juicy pork steaks with store cupboard butterbeans in a speedy mid-week supper for two.

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
20 min

Smoked trout and peas with pappardelle
Smoked trout and peas with pappardelle on Market Kitchen

Try Ben Ebbrell’s simple creamy fish sauce on wide strips of fresh pasta – perfetto

Avg user rating: 4 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
30 min

Pear and fennel crostini
Pear and fennel crostini on Market Kitchen

Ben Ebbrell’s pretty-looking grown up canapé makes a great vegetarian nibble for any special event

Avg user rating: 4 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
20 min