Kenny Gilbert

Chef Kenny Gilbert is best known for his appearance on Top Chef season seven, where he was voted “Fan Favorite.” Throughout his career, Gilbert has traveled the world, staging in some of the top restaurants in Japan, Spain, France and the Caribbean. He has cooked for the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Gayle King, Stedman Graham, Ava Duvernay, and Jeff Bezos to name a few. In March 2015, Chef Gilbert opened Gilbert’s Underground Kitchen in Fernandina Beach, FL with his wife Anna, which serves seasonal deep southern cuisine. In October 2016, the pair opened their second restaurant, Gilbert’s Social, in Jacksonville proper, serving seasonal and creative modern Southern fare with international influences. This January, Gilbert opened two new concepts – Gilbert’s Southern Kitchen & Bar and Gilbert’s Hot Chicken, Fish & Shrimp – on Jacksonville Beach, focusing again on modernized yet traditional Southern fare.


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