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20 Questions with Megafauna owner and head chef Ben Chew

20 Questions with Megafauna owner and head chef Ben Chew
20 Questions

In today’s 20 Questions we give aptly named Megafauna owner Ben Chew a gentle grilling to shine the spotlight on the hugely popular vegan cafe and takeaway inside Cambridge Walks.

1) Name? Ben Chew

2) Job Title? Owner and head chef at Megafauna

3) What type of business is it? Megafauna is a vegan cafe and takeaway

4) When did the business open? 2018

5) Three words that describe your leadership style: Supportive, patient and collaborative

6) Favourite part of the job? Showing people how good vegan food can be

7) Challenges you have overcome? Moving the business into bigger premises after three years on Wesley Street and coming out of lockdown

8) Biggest achievements in work? Working in Mexico with top chefs from around the world

9) Biggest achievements away from work? Organising and performing in the first Liverpool Fire Arts Festival with Bring the Fire Project

10) Three things that are crucial to a business’s success? Patience, creativity and commitment

11) What is your priority for 2022? To keep challenging perceptions of what vegan food is

12) How do you unwind? With my cat and a nice cup of tea

13) What songs are on your playlist at the moment? I’m currently listening to a Southport local radio show called Cult Vault 10

14) What do you love about Southport? Living by the coast

15) What is your hidden talent? I am a fire dancer

16) What word sums up your philosophy? Compassion

17) Name two other businesses you like? OmNom Zero Waste  because they share the same environmentally conscious ethos. Heimat for the most expertly crafted coffee in town

18) If could bring one thing to Southport what would it be? A market like Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne – a large open air market full of fresh produce and artisan producers

19) Why should we shop local? To keep our town unique with thriving independent businesses. To support local people who work hard to turn their passion into a business

20) What is your website address? https://megafauna.co.uk/


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