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Alta Bakery & Cafe

502 Munras Ave, Monterey, CA 93940

Ben Spungin is Partner and Chef for the Alta Group. Alta Bakery is located in downtown Monterey at the Historic Cooper Molera Adobe.

Ben’s cooking- hinged on the philosophy of locally grown, seasonal ingredients, and bright flavors – has a creative balance of savory and sweet. On the Monterey Peninsula for over a decade, Ben has worked up and down the coast from the epic Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur to the Bernardus Lodge under Chef Cal Stamenov. Corporate Pastry Chef and a part of the opening team for Faith and Flower in L.A., and Rose Rabbit Lie in Las Vegas, along with Pastry Chef coordination for Pebble Beach and L.A. Food and Wine events. He has been featured in Art Culinare Magazine, Patisserie & Desserts, Wine Spectator, and photographed in the French laundry Cookbook. Ben has been involved with a number of charities including the Youth Arts Collective, Meals on Wheels, Autism Speaks and Big Sur Health Center throughout the years.

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