Monthly Archives: September 2013

posted on by Jackie Bebenroth

Q+A with Chef Ben’s mom, Linda Bebenroth

In celebration of Chef Ben Bebenroth‘s birthday last week, we talked to the lady that raised him to be the chef he is today…and helped him find footing (and funding) in the restaurant business.  Linda Bebenroth, Ben’s mom and a Spice investor, has tolerated years of very questionable behavior with the goal of someday seeing her son succeed. Q: What would you say were some of the most important values that you tried to instill in Ben? A: Well, just a sense of family most importantly. When I was home with the kids when they were babies, I made all their baby food from scratch. This was 30 some years ago, before it was the thing to do. We drove to Amish country to buy all our flour and spices. So, for Dave [Ben’s dad] and I, it’s very rewarding to see Ben cooking healthy, wholesome foods. He’s raising his … READ MORE

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