World renowned and critically acclaimed chef and baker Ron Ben-Israel is this week’s guest on Chef’s Story. Ron is the chef and owner of Ron Ben-Israel Cakes in New York City and is known for his famously detailed wedding and special occasion cakes. Hear how he went from serving in the Army to becoming a modern dancer in Israel before coming to New York City to pursue his passion in baking. Learn more about Ron’s cake making process and why he has been called the “Manolo Blahnik of wedding cakes”. This program was sponsored by Fairway Market.

“Owning a business and committing to serve people’s special occasion is a big order. Miraculously, nothing went wrong in the beginning but I quickly realized I will always need backup equipment and ingredients.”

“Baking a wedding cake is a little bit like a military operation…Some complex cakes will have 7 people working at the same time on one cake.”

“It’s always scary. No matter what level you’re at there’s always a risk.”

“I like being in the public eye. I get excited about my cakes, I like to talk about my cakes, I have an ego!”


–Acclaimed chef and baker Ron Ben-Israel on Chef’s Story