Ben Pollinger
2014 Executive Chef, Oceana

Executive Chef of NYC’s Oceana restaurant, Ben Pollinger blends the finest seafood with the best ingredients from a global pantry. Under his watch, Oceana has earned a Michelin star since 2006, and Pollinger has received praise from New York Post’s Steve Cuozzo and Crain’s Gael Greene. Other accolades include a three-star review in The New York Times and Esquire’s “Rising Star Chef.” Pollinger graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and moved to Monte Carlo to work at Le Louis XV under Chef Alain Ducasse; he has also worked at Les Célébrités, Lespinasse, Union Square Cafe and Tabla.