Get to know the host of DIY Network’s Backyard Goldmine.
A veteran of the entertainment industry, Ben was host of the Cooking Channel series, Hook, Line and Dinner and appeared as a judge on Food Network’s Iron Chef America. He also competed as a contestant on Food Network’s Chopped and Throwdown! with Bobby Flay. As an acclaimed seafood chef, he has been featured in numerous national media outlets, authored a cookbook and owned his own restaurant.
Ben Sargent, host of DIY Network’s Backyard Goldmine, is a true Renaissance man, boasting talents such as famed chef, avid fisherman, artist, designer, builder and adventure seeker. While transforming his Vermont family farm into a gorgeous vacation destination for skiers and outdoor enthusiasts, Ben discovered a love for repurposing vintage pieces—even junk—into beautiful and clever decorative pieces. He brings this talent to Backyard Goldmine, where he turns dilapidated, unused backyard sheds, barns and outbuildings into remarkable rental properties for homeowners.