Meet the Team

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Ben Tobitt

Co-Founder, Managing Director and Group Executive Chef

Ben has more than 20 years experience in esteemed commercial kitchens across the UAE, and prior to that, countries that include the UK and USA. With experience spanning almost all aspects of the industry, Ben is now realizing the dream of running his very own F&B business along with his beloved fiancé, Meerim, and business  partner Kenneth Mackinnon.

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Meerin Ryskulbek Kyzy

Operations Manager

Meerim is Chef Ben's fiancé and FOH Operations Manager. With over 17 years experience in F&B and retail, Meerim began her career at Japanese restaurant Tanuki, Moscow. For the past 9 years in Dubai Meerim worked with well known companies like BInHendi , Chalhoub and Jumeirah .

 Meerim is the driving force behind day-to-day operations, managing different departments  like finance, HR , food safety , procurement ,marketing...

Passionate about food and food photography .

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Kenny Mackinnon

Business Development Director & Business Partner 

Entrepreneur and food enthusiast with business ventures in the UK & UAE joined the team in Q4 2021.

With a history of business development & growth, Kenneth is focused on building Ben's Farmhouse into a household name

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Christopher Kinsley

Group Head Chef 

Over more than 16 years of experience  in the Food industry working in fine dinning, brasserie, one & two Michelin stars restaurants, gastro pubs, butcheries and  healthy café concepts

Chef Chris  has a  strong background  in events and catering , developing menus, training, cost & quality  control 

Chef Chris worked with chef Ben closely over a 10 year period on a number of Dubai based  projects. He joined Ben's Farmhouse in March, 2022.

His big passion has always been the love of food but a family man at heart. 

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