Ben Walanka


Date Of Birth



Meet the Cast of 'Hell's Kitchen' Season 5

26-year-old Ben professes that food is a pretty major part of his life. This Executive Sous Chef from Chicago, Illinois has eight and a half years' worth of experience as chef at several establishments including Club at Symphony Center, Bistro 110, Holly's American Bistro, and Diversey Yacht Club. This Kendall College graduate considers himself a real workhorse in the kitchen. A self-confessed perfectionist, he demands excellence from others because it's exactly what he expects of himself.

Ben is one of the 16 chefs competing to survive Gordon Ramsay's less than palatable words on the Fox reality show Hell's Kitchen.

Place of Birth

Chicago, IL




Chaine des Rotisseurs Jeunes Commis Competition Gold Medalist - Chicago


Hells Kitchen Season 5

Co-Host "The Big Ten Cookout"


5' 9'

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