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Currently Resides: Toronto Occupation: Stand-Up Comedian
Signature Dish: Cereal
Ben Miner is a 33-year-old stand-up comedian and satellite radio host from Ottawa – a gig he calls ‘his dream job’ – though being a hybrid Chef/MMA fighter is a close second. He started cooking as a pre-teen to help his grandmother, who Ben names as his primary cooking inspiration. In the kitchen, he is willing to cook anything except processed food! To put him in the cooking state of mind, Ben jams out to “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” by the Beach Boys, “Novacane” by Frank Ocean, and “Sunny” by Bobby Hebb.
Ben is very confident in his cooking skills and loves a challenge – it’s the reason he’s pursuing the title of MasterChef Canada. Ben is close to his mother, and if he wins, plans to secure a retirement condo for her.