One Potato Two Potato People

Ben Adler Executive Producer

Ben Alder

Ben heads up OPTP’s Los Angeles office with Pat Llewellyn, and serves as Executive Producer on all of OPTP’s unscripted US shows.

Ben has worked in television in the UK and US for 20 years, working across a wide range of award winning shows. He has worked with Optomen since 1997 and was one of the founders of One Potato Two Potato in 2008.

Ben’s career has encompassed producing the first UK series of “Big Brother” and series producing the live coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show, overseeing a production team of over a hundred people. He Executive Produced four seasons of “The F Word” and helped create “Cookalong Live”. Ben also spent two years as a commissioning editor at Channel 4, launching flagship live daily talk show “Richard & Judy” and overseeing and commissioning shows including the huge hit diet show “You Are What You Eat”.

In 2003 Ben moved to New York to run Optomen’s US operation as Senior Vice President, Programming & Development. He returned to Optomen’s London office in 2004 to become Director of Development. Since then Ben has helped grow the UK business as well as overseeing development in the USA.

Ben lives between Los Angeles and London and has an impressive collection of Virgin Flying Club Miles. He is 6’ 7” and claims to be the tallest man in television.

Pat Llewellyn Executive Producer

Pat Llewellyn

Pat heads up OPTP’s Los Angeles office with Ben Adler, and serves as Executive Producer on all of OPTP’s unscripted US shows.

Pat joined Optomen in 1994, became Managing Director in 2005 and was one of the founders of One Potato Two Potato in 2008. Pat is CEO of the Optomen Group which encompasses Optomen Television in London, Optomen Productions in New York and Los Angeles, and One Potato in London and Los Angeles.

Pat produced the first series of ITV’s huge factual series "Police, Camera, Action!" with audiences of over 15 million viewers. She also created, directed and produced the award–winning "Two Fat Ladies" which became a worldwide hit. Pat went on to develop and produce the BAFTA and Royal Television Society award–winning series "The Naked Chef", launching the TV career of Jamie Oliver. She went on to executive produce a wide range of shows including Channel 4’s BAFTA and International Emmy winning "Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares", "French Leave", "The F***ing Fulfords", "Two Men In A Trench" "The F Word", "Heston's Feast", "Mary, Queen of Shops" and "What To Eat Now". In the USA Pat has executive produced "Kitchen Nightmares", “Hotel Hell” and “Masterchef” for FOX, "Role Reversal" for A&E and "Tyler’s Ultimate" for The Food Network

Adeline Ramage Rooney Vice President, Original Programming


Adeline is Executive Producer on "Masterchef" for FOX and oversees OPTP's slate of scripted projects.

Adeline was one of the Executive Producers on the first season of Hotel Hell. Before joining One Potato Two Potato Adeline was a Commissioning Editor in the Features department at Channel 4 in the UK where she oversaw "The F Word" as well as working on the development and piloting of a wide range of major new unscripted series in the fashion, interior design and lifestyle.

Before becoming a commissioner, Adeline was an acclaimed Series Producer working across two series of the critically acclaimed and headline-grabbing "Sex Education Show" (for Channel 4), nominated for both RTS and Banff World Television Awards, and BBC3’s cult-hit "Spendaholics". Adeline's previous credits as a Producer/Director include the revamped "Masterchef" (BBC2) and other popular prime-time shows including "How to Look Good Naked" and "10 Years Younger" (C4), "Arrange Me A Marriage" (BBC2), "You Are What You Eat" (C4), "Wedding Day" (ITV1) and "The Insider - Size Zero, Who's to Blame?" (C4).

Adeline lives in Los Angeles. Like the vast majority of girls, Adeline loves beautiful clothes and hates spiders.

Colin Steele Development Producer

Alex Horn

Colin is a Development Producer at One Potato Two Potato.

Prior to this, Colin was producer of Optomen Television’s BAFTA nominated series Gordon Ramsay’s F Word’ on Channel 4 and Market Kitchen on the Good Food Channel.

Colin joined Optomen Television’s New York office in 2003 where he developed successful commissions including ‘Secrets Of The Dead: Gangland Graveyard’ for PBS (US) and ‘You’re Not The Man I Married’ for Lifetime Television (US).

In 2005, Colin moved to the London development team where he helped secure commissions for 'Great British Menu,' 'Mary Queen of Shops' and ‘Market Kitchen,’ before moving back into production on three series of ‘Gordon Ramsay’s F Word.’

In 2009, Colin was appointed Development Producer at One Potato Two Potato, he focuses on developing ideas for One Potato Two Potato in the United Kingdom and recruits key onscreen talent for upcoming OPTP projects. He has produced two series of "Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Cookery Course".

Everlyn Chen Executive Assistant

Everlyn Chen

Everlyn serves as the Executive Assistant for One Potato Two Potato. Joining the team in 2014, she began her position with OPTP on shows such as “Best New Restaurant” (Bravo) and “MasterChef” (FOX).

Playing an active role in OPTP’s development and production departments, Everlyn comes from a background in documentary and feature film, having served under director/producer, Davis Guggenheim “George Stevens Jr” (2012) and producer, Adele Romanski on “Bad Milo” (2012).

Prior to joining the team, Everlyn spent four years in internet and transmedia marketing, developing viral content, publicity events and social media campaigns for local and national companies and organizations, most notably producing a series of lo-fi videos that garnered 50,000 to 700,000 YouTube hits on average.

A recipient of the 2014 CAPE New Writers Award and Fellowship for feature writing, Everlyn has been published in XOJane Magazine, and also serves as co-EIC for the website Quick Scares. Like most Southern Californian natives, Everlyn suffers from mild, but justifiable road rage, a strange affinity for extra well done Animal-Style fries, and perplexity towards water that falls from the sky.