Ben Vaughn is an award-winning chef, author, restaurateur and Food Network host. In 2015, Ben opened his "Southern Kitchen" in Las Vegas as an homage to his passion: southern cuisine. Ben’s culinary career started in South Florida and flourished as he became chef/owner of trendsetting and critically acclaimed restaurants throughout the South. He is a culinary advisor to National Food Day and serves as CEO and culinary director for his restaurant group Fork-Knife-Spoon. A food lover, family man and author, Ben’s latest book, “Southern Routes,” chronicles his journey to find the best dishes and restaurants from North Carolina to Texas. “Southern Routes” is published by HarperCollins. You can find more of Ben's writings as a weekly columnist for the Las Vegas Sun, and The Daily Meal, and original recipes on his website bvate.com. Ben is also the host of the upcoming series "The Breakfast Show."