E151 Ben Kingstone
The Pursuit Of Excellence
Ben Kingstone is a hospitality professional with a passion for creating exceptional guest experiences. Ben entered the industry to pursue a career that feeds his drive for knowledge and excitement. With expertise in crafting unique and innovative cocktails, Ben was a finalist for Diageo World Class in 2023.
With experience in roles such as Beverage Director & Director of Operations, Ben has curated and managed beverage programs for a range of venues, including a 400-room hotel and some of Canada’s top restaurants and bars.
Ben's ability to curate excellent beverage programs, leverage beverage partnerships and manage large teams has contributed to his success and reputation for in the industry. With experience and passion like Ben’s it’s no surprise that he’s also been nominated this year for Forbes Top 30 Under 30. Ben is also set to release a bar book later this year, showcasing his knowledge and love of this industry and all its many facets. Ben believes educating the next generation of hospitality workers is critical and his commitment and passion for this is evident in the video series Beyond The Bar with NOW Magazine & his upcoming book release.