Being the black bear that I am. food and I complicated and intese relationship. We are lovers, we are friends, and because of that I like to watch cooking shows. One of my favorites is Top Chef. Seeing the action-packed drama with the chefs is intense. Mixing that with mouth watering food is a recipe for a great show. My other love, as evidenced by the topics of posts I wire for the blog, is hot men. Kenny Gilbert is one of the hottest men I've seen on television. He's a thick chocolate daddy bear who knows his way around a kitchen. I first saw Kenny on season 8 of Top chef and I knew that this sexy brotha was going to make season 8 even intense. On the first couple of shows he was blowing the other contestants out the water. With his diverse knowledge of food and his determination to win, he was a sight to behold. But sadly, this handsome dessert was eliminated from the show early. It was a crushing blow for me as a fan of black bears to see him go home so soon, but after the show he has made many appearances on daytime shows like Beauty, Beast & the Feast, The Chew, and Good Morning America. Also he has been an active chef for many wine and chef functions and events. Kenny Gilbert shows us that sexy bears have;many talents.
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.
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