Benny Roff began cooking professionally at 24 and graduated from the California Culinary Academy in 2001. He has cooked at Le Bernadin in New York City, Jardiniere in San Francisco and Kensington Place in London. He moved to cocktails in 2006 and managed Melbourne's iconic Borsch, Vodka and Tears for three years, where he conducted extensive empirical research into vodka. He since authored the eponymous food and cocktail book Borsch, Vodka and Tears. He currently lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.