As Braddock’s General Manager, Benjamin Burnett brings a superior level of service to Braddock’s restaurant, having garnered more than two decades of fine dining experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry. Benjamin’s passion for hospitality is rooted in his rural Ohio upbringing where he grew up on a 300 acre farm and learned the true meaning of hospitality– that good food and good company can make anywhere feel like home– from his grandmother, Elizabeth, who was always ready to greet guests with a soft hug and something deliciously homemade to eat.
Benjamin started his career in a number of boutique fine dining establishments in Cleveland, OH Followed by a stay at McCormick and Schmick’s of the Biltmore Hotel in Providence, RI. Most recently serving as a General Manager for Cleveland-based Hyde Park Restaurant Group. In his current role as Braddock’s General Manager, Benjamin is committed to providing a solid foundation of support and responsive leadership to the entire staff. He is dedicated to expanding the reach of Braddock’s reputation as an exemplary dining establishment and continuing to foster Braddock’s close relationships within the local community, as a positive and contributing member of Pittsburgh. Ben strives to uphold and build upon the high level of service and quality that patrons have grown accustomed to at Braddock’s. Quality service and delicious food & drink are at the core of Benjamin’s mission and the Braddock’s brand.
A former Marine, devoted husband and father of 3 children, Benjamin enjoys spending his free time outdoors with his family, hiking, biking and taking adventurous road trips. He is also a member of the Alan Swift Band in Cleveland, OH and a Level 1 Sommelier.