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Benedict Koenig IV

Founder & Owner

As Founder of Heritage Eats, Ben is committed to incorporating global inspirations and philanthropy into all aspects of the business. An avid traveler, in 2014 he spent considerable time backpacking through the Middle East and Asia—an experience that helped inspire the Heritage Eats brand. Prior to his travels, Koenig worked with hospitality design and concept firm AvroKO, serving as Assistant General Manager at their Napa restaurant, The Thomas, from 2013 - 2014. This was his second foray into the restaurant world: he helped AvroKO open their first restaurant in 2002.

Prior to forging a career in hospitality, Koenig worked as a Financial Analyst at Goldman Sachs in New York City and was a top performer among his peers. A native of New Jersey, Koenig graduated Magna cum Laude with a degree in Economics from New York University. In his free time, Ben enjoys hiking the Bay Area with his wife Ali and visiting with family and friends on the east coast.