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Benjamin Copeland, Pastry Chef

Benjamin Copeland’s path to Harbor View Hotel has included turns at top resorts across the U.S., but it was an international detour in 2013 that shaped his approach to the kitchen and life. Armed with a wealth of early career experience, Copeland headed to Hanoi as a volunteer chef instructor at a vocational training school for disadvantaged and disabled youth. The experience made him more mindful of waste and more charitable with his time—attributes he tries to impart to his team today.

In the six years since his trip to Hanoi, Copeland has served as pastry chef in destinations as diverse as The Gasparilla Inn and Club in Boca Raton, Basin Harbor Club in Vermont, Game Creek Restaurant and Club in Vail, and Jackson Lake Lodge in Jackson, Wyoming. His early career included positions at Emerald at Queensridge in Las Vegas; Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa (Colorado); Hyatt Grand Champions Resort, Villas and Spa in Indian Wells, California; The Falls Prime Steak House in Palm Springs; Hotel Victor in Miami; St. Andrews Country Club in Boca Raton; and Heidi’s Bakery in Tallahassee. 

Copeland is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserve.

Enjoy his delicious dessert at Bettini and Roxana Bar at The Harbor View Hotel in Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard.

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