IN A FLASH:A Top Chef Visits Campus!

Chef Kenny Gilbert serving students at Eastway Center


Chef Kenny Gilbert is an author, a restaurant owner and the creator of his own line of spices. University Culinary Services welcomed him to campus to prepare and serve a few of his signature southern-style dishes on April 25 at Eastway Center. Gilbert has appeared on CBS Saturday Morning, The Today Show, HGTV, Midnight Feast, Cutthroat Kitchen, and has served as a judge on Chopped Junior. He competed on Top Chef and on Beat Bobby Flay, where he BEAT Bobby Flay. 

Cuisine prepared by celebrity chef Kenny Gilbert


For dinner on Thursday, Gilbert prepared collard green salad, oxtail pepperpot and Bajan-style creole fish. Oprah Winfrey counts Gilbert among her preferred personal chefs and he has catered her holiday parties. Kent State students were happy to join her on the long list of people who have enjoyed his cooking. 

Chef Kenny Gilbert serving students at Eastway Center
Students at Eastway Center line up for Chef Gilbert's dishes


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POSTED: Thursday, May 2, 2024 08:02 AM
Updated: Thursday, May 23, 2024 10:21 AM
Phil B. Soencksen
University Culinary Services