Ben Vanderkin, Cook / Custodian

Ben Vanderkin, Cook / Custodian

Ben began his career fresh out of high school as an inside sales representative at Dykman Electrical selling electric motors; where he was able to quickly work up to managing the warehouse after just a few years. Ben managed all $16 million in product at our location, covering inventory, shipping, receiving, maintenance/safety control, and some accounting. Ben has always enjoyed cooking since he was was a youth learning from his mother, but was always afraid that I would prefer it as a hobby rather than in a professional setting. After quitting his management job to begin searching for his passion, he was given an opportunity to do a prep cook training program and began employment at Saap Fusion Kitchen shortly after completing the program. Once at Saap, he immediately fell in love with the culinary industry and has been able to apply his at-home experiences with his restaurant experiences to absorb all the information he can and continue to fuel his passion for the industry. Ben's dog and best friend is larger than him, weighing in at around 210 lbs.