Foodie spreads skills
Former Alexandra man Ben Whitaker is doing his bit to overcome poverty in Argentina. Mary-Jo Tohill catches up with him during a fleeting visit home.
Ben Whitaker is making a snack.
It’s the type of sandwich he likes, full of lettuce, tomato and cucumber.
The former Alexandra man, who helped his parents Judy and Alan Whitaker start the Courthouse Cafe´ in 2002, is no stranger to food preparation.
He now owns an award-winning Melbourne cafe´ in the affluent south Yarra River area, called The Final Step, which funds his humanitarian work.
Until a few years ago, Whitaker had no real concept of poverty, and the need to make a difference led him to founder a social
Food for thought: Alexandra humanitarian Ben Whitaker preparing the type of food that we take for granted.