Kenny Gilbert

AGE: 36

HOMETOWN: Euclid, OH – currently resides in Jacksonville, FL

PROFESSION: Executive Chef, Nippers Beach Bar & Grill; Partner, Culinary Adventure Capital LLC

CULINARY EDUCATION: Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts

FAVORITE RECIPE: A tomato and mozzarella salad with an onion marmalade

Kenny recently moved to Jacksonville, FL, where he is now the Executive Chef of Nippers Beach Bar & Grill. He is also Partner of Culinary Adventure Capital, LLC. His cuisine ranges from American Regional, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, Italian, Middle Eastern, Indian, Native American, Moroccan and African. After graduating from the Pennsylvania Culinary Institute, Kenny went on to become a Chef de Cuisine at the young age of 23 at The Grill at The Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island, FL, a AAA Five Diamond Restaurant, and the youngest African-American chef ever to run a Ritz-Carlton Hotel restaurant. An intense and no-nonsense chef, Kenny once split his pants open while cooking a 10-course meal and didn’t even blink an eye. If he could have his last meal with anyone, it would be President Obama, and he would prepare a modern American Southern meal.

VIDEO: Get to know Kenny