Ben Byruch is best known as the husband of the Top Chef alum Leah Cohen. He is also in the culinary business and owns two restaurants together with his wife. In September 2021, the couple confirmed that they were expecting a second baby.
So, for those who want to know more about Chef Leah Cohn’s husband, delve into this Ben Byruch Bio.
Ben Byruch Age
Ben Byruch is 39 years old as of Sept 2021. He celebrated his last birthday on 28 June 2021. So you know, Cancer is Ben’s zodiac sign.
Ben Byruch Family, Hometown
Ben Byruch hails from his hometown in Pennsylvania. He was born to his father Stephen Byruch. Stephen is a die-hard Sixers fan and attends every game of the team. He can be discovered on Instagram under the handle (@sbyruch25). But, Stephen kept it private. Whereas, he is also on Facebook but has limited posts on the platform.
Speaking on his family, Ben also has a brother named Geoffrey Byruch. Geoffrey attended Temple University and graduated with a degree in Business Administration and Management. He is an entrepreneur and was business-minded from a very young age. His work is mostly based on restaurants, retail, or medical. Geoffrey is married and has three children.
Ben Byruch spent most of his life in the hospitality business, restaurants in particular. He started as a dishwasher and went on to become Manager of Operations so he knows every nook and corner of the restaurant business.
As a teenager, Ben’s father Stephen and his grandfather founded a wholesale meats company. Then, they started working in sales management for wholesale food distributorship.
Ben’s culinary education finally began after graduating high school. He enrolled at Penn State and continued his education there. Later, he pursued his degree from the Art Institute of Philadelphia with a concentration in Restaurant Management & Culinary Arts.
Trivia: Ben’s wife Leah lost her beloved father after contracting COVID-19.
His Height, Distinct Features
Ben Byruch stands tall at the height of 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 meters). His scruffy beard and the necessity to put on glasses are his distinct features. He has gained and lost weight over the years, and is a little conscious about it.
His Instagram, Facebook
Ben Byruch is on Instagram (@bbyruch) with 643 followers. He posted 57 times on the platform. Likewise, he is on Twitter with @benbyruch with 71 followers. He entertained his followers with tweeted 109 tweets as of this writing (early September 2021).
Moreover, Ben is on Facebook connected with 540 friends and family members.
Ben Byruch Job, Net Worth
Ben Byruch landed a job in the kitchens at Pod and Trust in Philadelphia. He also became the banquet chef at the Desmond Hotel in Malvern, Pennsylvania.
To gain experience, Ben spent several years in Philly where he worked in several restaurant-related capacities and ultimately owning and operating his own concept.
Finally, Ben decided to make bigger moves and moved to New York for that. According to Pig and Khao’s website, “to make his final move to the financial management side of the business, he spent 2 years working at a boutique investment bank and learning the ins and outs of managing businesses, raising capital, and dealing with investors. He then went on to re-immerse himself in the restaurant business but in a new city.”
Ben founded Pig and Khao in September 2012. He started there as its Sous Chef. Eventually, he went on to found himself filling an ever-increasing number of roles and became its Operations Manager. As operations manager, he was responsible for every aspect of Pig and Khao’s day-to-day business activity and operation. Under his guidance and supervision, the restaurant saw a tremendous increase in year-over-year sales and a significant reduction in costs.
Ben also founded Piggyback Bar in collaboration with his wife and chef Leah Cohen after the success of their Lower East Side eatery. According to Ben, Piggyback Bar was, “60s and 70s New York City, mixed with someone’s grandmother’s basement.”
It remains an exciting experience for both foodies and people searching for the next trendy stomping ground.
The restaurant owner Ben Buruch sits on a total net worth of nearly $2 million.
Ben Byruch And Leah Cohen: Wedding, Kids
Ben Byruch and Leah Cohen met each other for the first time when he was working as Sous Chef in Pig and Khao. From that point on, they started dating each other. Eventually, the love birds married in July 2016.
In the fall of 2019, the married couple welcomed their first-born Carter Graham on 23 September 2019. Weighing seven pounds & two ounces and stretching 21 inches long, baby Carter arrived precisely at 1:51 pm.
During an interview with Page Six in 2019, Leah had revealed that her son was a Vampire who slept all day and stayed up all night. She had revealed the pregnancy in March 2019.
In October 2019 interview, Leah spoke to Page Six and had revealed that she wasn’t ready to start thinking about another kid just yet. “If I decide to have another kid — not anytime soon,” in her own words.
In September 2021, Ben and Leah revealed to PEOPLE that they were going to have a baby. They confirmed that they were excited to have a son in early 2022. His wife shared, “We are so excited; we have been wanting another baby for a while and always knew we would like to have two relatively close in age”
Leah also shared about being fortunate for getting pregnant relatively quickly. She shared her excitement and nervousness about the upcoming baby.