Our Chef Ben White Does Chopped for Ladies Who Lunch


Photo-Throne Photography

Some of you know him as Blair and Teri White’s son. A few of you recognize him as the nephew of Bill and Bob White. I know him because he is my neighbour, Joyce White’s grandson. It doesn’t matter how you met him, you should be aware that the fourteen year old High-Schooler is an up and coming triple threat to the Food Network chefs.

Ben and his brother Emmett share my Celiac disease, so all Ben’s recipes are gluten-free. His Mother has also set up a Facebook page called Go Gluten Free so everyone can share their gluten free recipes. As he told his father, local plumber, Blair White,

Dad, you fix peoples pipes, I fix up people’s tastebuds

Photo –Throne Photography

So if you have read our regular Chef Ben Sunday column you know all this. But, what you don’t know is that Ben White was a guest chef at last Tuesday’s Ladies Who Lunch at the Museum of Nature in Ottawa. I will let Ben tell you about his experience in his own words.

“I competed in a cook off at an event called Ladies Who Lunch at the Museum of Nature in Ottawa. I was invited to the event but I didn’t know what I was going to do. I had seen a man and a women walk by me in a chef’s coat and hat but I had no idea what they were going to do next. As I was standing at the back of the room, I heard my named called and I was selected to be one of the sous chefs. I was so excited, and was going to cook with Chef Carly. As soon as the other sous chef was picked we started whipping up salads and sauteing shrimp. Within 20 minutes we completed dishes of sauteed shrimp with a corn, black bean, and quinoa salad as well as a melon. There was an apple and marshmallow salad as marshmallows were the Mystery Ingredient. It was really fun cooking with Carly and I would love to do it again!”

It was a great learning experience for me! Thanks to Ladies Who Lunch!

For more pictures, my mother Teri White has an album on her wall full of pictures from the event.

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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