Kevin Gillespie

Top Chef Season 17 Headshot Kevin Gillespie

Kevin Gillespie

Current Residency: Atlanta, GA  
Occupation: Chef/Owner: Gunshow, Revival, Cold Beer, Gamechanger and Ole Reliable

Chef Kevin Gillespie was a runner up on Top Chef Season 6 in Las Vegas where he earned the title of “Fan Favorite.” His true passion lies in serving his guests quality food by incorporating fresh, organic and sustainable ingredients in all of his dishes. After leaving the Top Chef kitchen, Kevin opened his restaurant, Gunshow, in the Glenwood Park neighborhood of Atlanta, focusing on a unique dining style that combines refined and rustic dishes. In 2014, Gunshow earned a spot on GQ magazine's list of "12 Most Outstanding Restaurants." He has since opened four more restaurants Revival, Gamechanger, Ole Reliable and his newest restaurant Cold Beer, which opened in June 2019. Nominated for six James Beard Foundation Awards, Kevin has also been recognized as one of FOOD & WINE’s “The People’s Best New Chef: Southeast” and was also included on Forbes’ food & wine “30 Under 30.” His cookbooks Fire in my Belly and Pure Pork Awesomeness have both received recognition from the James Beard Foundation. After battling cancer, Kevin is always up for a new challenge and is ready to show the world he is stronger than ever.

Top Chef Season 17 Bodyshot Kevin Gillespie

Kevin Gillespie

Current Residency: Atlanta, GA  
Occupation: Chef/Owner: Gunshow, Revival, Cold Beer, Gamechanger and Ole Reliable

Chef Kevin Gillespie was a runner up on Top Chef Season 6 in Las Vegas where he earned the title of “Fan Favorite.” His true passion lies in serving his guests quality food by incorporating fresh, organic and sustainable ingredients in all of his dishes. After leaving the Top Chef kitchen, Kevin opened his restaurant, Gunshow, in the Glenwood Park neighborhood of Atlanta, focusing on a unique dining style that combines refined and rustic dishes. In 2014, Gunshow earned a spot on GQ magazine's list of "12 Most Outstanding Restaurants." He has since opened four more restaurants Revival, Gamechanger, Ole Reliable and his newest restaurant Cold Beer, which opened in June 2019. Nominated for six James Beard Foundation Awards, Kevin has also been recognized as one of FOOD & WINE’s “The People’s Best New Chef: Southeast” and was also included on Forbes’ food & wine “30 Under 30.” His cookbooks Fire in my Belly and Pure Pork Awesomeness have both received recognition from the James Beard Foundation. After battling cancer, Kevin is always up for a new challenge and is ready to show the world he is stronger than ever.