A classically trained Sushi Chef with global influence, Benjamin Steigers is the Executive Chef of PABU Boston at Millennium Tower Boston, set to open fall 2016. As Executive Chef, Benjamin brings eight years of culinary experience in renowned restaurants, spanning three continents. In his new role at PABU Boston, Benjamin will be responsible for overseeing all culinary activities at the lively izakaya and sushi bar.
PABU Boston is the second location of the San Francisco-based restaurant by the Michelin-starred and James Beard Award-winning Chef Michael Mina and renowned Sushi Chef Ken Tominaga. At PABU, Benjamin will manage all culinary activities, including training and managing kitchen personnel, acquiring the freshest Market-fresh seafood from New England’s waterways and Japan’s famed Tsukiji Market, and ensuring all menu items maintain the highest quality standards.
Prior to his new role at PABU Boston, Benjamin was the Sous Chef of PABU San Francisco since 2014, where he worked with Executive Chef and Culinary Manager Paul Piscopo. During this time, Benjamin handled a variety of culinary and managerial duties, overseeing both PABU and The Ramen Bar, the restaurant’s fast-casual concept specializing in Japanese ramen with West Coast style.
Although Benjamin did not attend culinary school, he learned authentic technique and developed an undeniable passion for food through years of apprenticeship in internationally acclaimed Michelin-star restaurants such as Noma in Copenhagen, Denmark and Ryugin in Tokyo, Japan. A graduate of University of Utah with a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy, Benjamin has also held a number of roles at celebrated stateside sushi restaurants including Naked Fish Japanese Bistro in Salt Lake City, Utah and Morimoto in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.