Humans of Corner Kitchen: Ben Wiggins

You may start noticing a pattern in these posts if you’ve been reading long enough – we have some of the friendliest staff in town, and Ben is no exception. To the point, always available for casual conversation, and always one of the first people to greet you when you start a shift.

How long have you worked for Corner Kitchen, and what’s your current position?

Between Corner Kitchen and Chestnut, I’ve worked for about two and half years, on cold side in the kitchen, desserts in the back, and as support staff.

Are you an Asheville local, or alternatively what brought you here?

Asheville native, born and raised.

What is your favorite dish you’ve had at the restaurant?

My favorite dish, so far, has to be the cherry glazed pork chop.

What life lessons has working in the service industry taught you?

Communicating with and supporting people that support you.

If you could only pick two or three places for foodies to try in Asheville, what would you suggest?

Wasabi, Nine Mile, and Little Bee Thai. [Sensing a common theme here.]

What is your biggest passion(s) outside the restaurant?

Probably anything to do with cars, especially older ones with a lot of power.

Anything else to add?

I used to be able to play 7 instruments!

Corner Kitchen is proud to be part of Asheville's vibrant food scene and...don't forget that parking is free in the village (and very abundant during dinner service)!

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Historic Biltmore Village
Asheville, NC 28803
(828) 274-2439
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Brunch: 9:30 - 2:30
Dinner: 5pm until...

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