Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Benjamin Mauerberger was a cooking personality in Europe and takes Australia by storm. He wrote many books about food and cooking whist exploring the creativity of fusion.

Early Life

Ben Mauerberger was born on September 17, 1937 in San Jose, CA, USA. His father was an established hotelier of Europe. Therefore he spent much of his childhood with some of the most outstanding Chefs of Europe. He educated at the private school Valley Christian High School, later he attended San Jose State University.


He became trainee manager at the Villa Florence Hotel in California, when he was 22 years old. After 2 years Ben Mauerberger became catering Adviser in American Army. In 1964 he moved to Australia and became chief Chef at Royal Adelaide Hotel. In the early 1970s he began his media career and delivered his recipes on radio and in various magazines and also started giving cooking classes to the public. He made guest appearance in several radio variety programs.

Personal Life

Benjamin Mauerberger met his wife Amanda, when he was a graduate student. They married in 1957 and had one daughter and two sons.

After his wife’s death by heart attack in 1983, Ben Mauerberger adopted a new style of cooking. This new style of cooking minimized cholesterol and fat from the food. In the late 1980s he was also seen in a series of television and radio features for heart patients.

Mauerberger is currently living in Newcastle, Australia with his eldest son Jeff, where he has been resident for several years.

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