The 23rd Annual Nantucket Wine & Food Festival: May 15-19, 2019

Ben Lacy

Executive Chef

ArtScience Culture Lab & Cafe
Cambridge, MA

With an enthusiastic energy and desire to push boundaries, Executive Chef Benjamin Lacy brings his culinary skill set, creativity, and experimental bravery to ArtScience in Cambridge, MA.  Lacy recognizes the essential and important work of farmers who harvest his ingredients, often working directly with them to plan for upcoming menus, and respects the biology of food, which is essential to ArtScience’s culinary identity.


A fondness for the Cambridge community drew Lacy back and he moved to En Boca where, as executive chef, he experimented with unique and adventurous flavor combinations while still offering familiar and approachable dishes. With this same spirit of innovation, Lacy continues to offer dishes at ArtScience that encourage diners to step outside their comfort zone without appearing selective or exclusionary. He hopes that guests leave with an understanding of not only the heart and soul behind the food, but also the philosophy behind the restaurant.