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Caterer , chef

Benjamin William Bimstein, American caterer, chef. Certified executive chef. Recipient Gold and Silver medals National Hotel Expo, 1966, 72, 1st prize AVNET Foundry award Portrait Sculpture National Sculpture Exposition, 1972, numerous others; duplicated Michael Angelo's David hand carved in ice, 1996, Rabbi Lehrman portrait Bust in ice, Miami, 1996.


Bimstein, Benjamin William was born on January 4, 1917 in New York City. Son of Reuben and Yetta (Plattner) Bimstein.


Owner, Bim's Ice Sculptors of New York/Bim's Caterers, Richmond Hill, Long Island, 1949-1958;general manager, director catering, Leonards of Great Neck, New York, 1958-1963;general manager, culinary artist, Golden Meadowbrook, Jericho, Long Island, New York, 1967-1976;director catering, Chateaubriand, Westbury, Long Island, New York, 1976-1980;ice sculpter, food decor consultant, Hotel Diplomat, Hallandale, Florida, since 1980;owner, Ice Sculpture Display Company, Fort Lauderdale, since 1985. Corporation chef consultant Construction Caterers, Miami, Florida, since 1985. Manufacturer, distributor permanent ice sculpture molds worldwide, since 1994.


  • Certified executive chef.


  • Other Work

    • Commissioned ice sculptures for Lipton Tea Company, Fireman's Insurance Company, Ferrari Motor Company, President Eisenhower, British Queen's coronation ball, Caracas, Venezuela, Bacardi Rum Company, Wayne Heizinga, Florida Panthers-Marlins, United States Navy Admiral's Ball, Burt O'Jacks Restaurant, others. Contributor articles to professional journals. Featured in numerous full-page write-ups including rotogravure centerfold in New York Daily News.


Member National Rifle Association (life member, gallery pistol expert 1965), American Culinary Federation (certified, chairman, secretary since 1951, chef of year award Fort Lauderdale 1994), Syosset Rotary Club (president 1976), Suburban Art League.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: fishing, target shooting, sculpture in all forms, catering sales, inventing items for food service.


Married Mollie D. Goodman, June 29, 1941 (deceased February 1961). Children: Roberta Reinfeld, Laurence (deceased October 1993). Married Mollie Shenkman, August 6, 1961.

Stepchildren: Bennett Walstatter, David Walstatter.

Reuben Bimstein

Yetta (Plattner) Bimstein

Mollie D. Goodman

Mollie Shenkman

Roberta Reinfeld Bimstein

Laurence Bimstein (deceased October 1993)

Bennett Walstatter Bimstein

David Walstatter Bimstein