O'Donoghue, Ben

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O'Donoghue, Ben Gender: M
Benjamin John-Michael O'Donoghue
born on 22 May 1970 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Wallingford, England, 51n37, 1w08
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Rectified from approx. time
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 00°42' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 14°28 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 16°25'


Australian chef and television personality, one of the hosts and contestants of The Best in Australia since 2007 airing on LifeStyle Food in Australia and Vibrant TV Network in the United States.

O'Donoghue was five years old when his family moved from England to Port Hedland. At the age of ten, his family moved to Perth.

In 1996, O'Donoghue travelled to the United Kingdom where he worked at The River Café before moving to become Head Chef at the Monte's Club in Knightsbridge with Jamie Oliver. He then worked as the Head Chef at the Atlantic Bar & Grill and also helping Oliver Peyton win the contract to open the National Dining Room at the National Gallery with his creative and seasonal menus. He is now the creative director of food for The Great Australian Pie Company based in the UK.

O'Donoghue appeared in series one of Jamie Oliver's The Naked Chef, before his first show of his own in Morocco for American Television. This was followed by an invitation to co-present a BBC2 ten part prime-time series The Best in April 2002, with an accompanying BBC book of the same name, and filmed an 8-part food and travel series for the ABC in Australia called Surfing the Menu, with Curtis Stone with an accompanying ABC book in early 2003. This series was shown in Australia in February 2004 and was screened on BBC's UKTV Food channel in 2004, with the UK book coming out at the same time.

O'Donoghue lives in Australia with his wife and their three children. He has been involved in the Schizophrenia Research Institute's fundraising campaign, SwearStop.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes him on Twitter: "yes indeed double trouble! rising gemini to boot!" [1]. Birth date from him on Twitter. Full name, year and place from England and Wales Birth Registration Index. A speculative time of 6 AM gives this combination.


  • Lifestyle : Financial : Fundraiser
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV host/ Personality
  • Vocation : Food and Beverage : Chef/ Cook