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Hot Plate: Shorne Benjamin’s Fat Fowl Leaves Its Mark in Brooklyn
September 8, 2023, 6:52.05 pm ET


Photo: Shorne Benjamin

From working in a bank to reinventing himself as a chef, Shorne Benjamin, attributes his success in large part to his Caribbean upbringing with his grandmother in St. Lucia, who he calls an “icon” in his life, and who taught him how to cook starting at the age of seven. As a chef he had one goal in mind to open his own restaurant.

Now after attending culinary school, and appearing on Beat Bobby Flay, Chef Benjamin achieved that dream and now operates Fat Fowl at Brooklyn’s DeKalb Market where he is cooking “new age” Caribbean cuisine.

Photos: Fat Fowl

His signature dish is his Organic Lavendar Rotisserie Chicken which is sold by the quarter piece, half or whole chicken. It is served with hearty sides ranging from garlic string beans and quinoa with beans to creamy mac & cheese and black fried rice. Other signature dishes include an Oxtail Grilled Cheese and a Curry Shrimp Burger. There is also a daily market fish option. On the vegan side, look for Benjamin’s Jerk Tamarind Mushroom.

Fat Fowl is open 7 days a week from 11am to 9pm. For more information, visit