Ben Shewry Chef, New Zealand

No More Cock-Rock

At his restaurant, Attica, New Zealand-born Ben Shewry showcases both: his interests (Australian culture, Indigenous ingredients, music, and art), and his core beliefs (not being a jerk, creative and financial independence, have a bloody good time without destroying anything.)

Lisa Abend is a journalist and author based in Copenhagen. She was previously TIME magazine’s correspondent in Spain, and her food writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Saveur, and The New York Times.

In a captivating dialogue led by Abend, Shewry delves deep into how the harrowing stories of his early career galvanized him as he and his team at Attica strived to a create an equal, safe and fun work environment. Through his perspectives on work-life balance and leadership, Shewry further proves himself one of our industries most candid speakers, compelling us to stand behind our words and remain active in our mission to redefine the culture of the kitchen.