I’ve had the great privilege of getting to know Chef Ben Ford, the talented son of Harrison and the owner of the amazing ‘Ford’s Filling Station’ restaurant in Culver City, CA. Ben, a really down-home, warm, hug-able fella (at least I lay some big Ally West Virginia hugs on him!), and I have shared the stage in our work with Dole Packaged Foods for the past year or so. I assisted Chef Ben onstage at the 2013 World Food Championships ‘Dole Delicious Moments’ and then I again shared the stage with him, as emcee, at the 2014 Dole California CookOff where he demonstrated three amazing recipes (and, I got to try!)!