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Kevin Gillespie: Chef, Restaurateur, Television Personality, and Cookbook Author – http://www.chefkevingillespie.com/ 
Kevin Gillespie

An Atlanta native, Kevin Gillespie is the executive chef and owner of Gunshow (April 2013) and he was voted “Fan Favorite” of Bravo’s Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series “Top Chef” for the show’s sixth season in Las Vegas in 2009. Kevin’s commitment to the use of fresh, organic and sustainable ingredients in all of his dishes is evident in every episode and throughout his menu.

Gillespie, a graduate of the Art Institute of Atlanta, has worked as executive chef at Woodfire Grill, sous chef at Fife Restaurant, Clarklewis, and TWO Urban Licks, and as chef de partie at Atlanta Grill at The Ritz-Carlton.

Kevin is known for his locally sourced, seasonal, “progressive American” style, which celebrates the natural bounty of the South. He believes that food and eating is more than just a way to get full; for Kevin, the act of cooking, sharing, and eating provides the perfect means to connect with both food and people.

Kevin has his first cookbook, Fire in My Belly, publishing this Fall co-written with Dave Joachim. Currently, Kevin is hosting Co+op, Stronger Together’s video series celebrating the 2012 International Year of Cooperatives. In this series, Kevin travels to food co-ops across the country to share their passion for delicious food and their local communities.


  • Organic/Sustainable/Local
  • Southern Food
  • Woodfired Cuisine
  • BBQ
  • Grilling
  • Butchering
  • Vegetarian/Vegan
  • Ethnic Cuisine
  • Molecular Gastronomy
  • Product Endorsements
  • Scripted Television
  • SMT or RMT
  • Food/Political Advocacy
  • Demonstrations
  • Book Media Tour
  • Lectures/Presentations
  • Bravo Top Chef Season 6 Las Vegas
  • Paula Dean’s Best Dishes
  • Target commercials
  • Co+op, Stronger Together’s video series
  • Top Chef Masters
  • Top Chef University
  • Kikkoman commercial
  • Fox & Friends
  • Better TV
  • Bravo Top Chef University (online)
  • Good Day Atlanta
  • Food & Wine
  • Men’s Health
  • Whole Foods
  • Emeril Radio Show: Martha Stewart Radio
  • The Radio Blog: Martha Stewart Radio
  • Slow Food Atlanta
  • Southern Foodways Alliance
  • Chefs Collaborative
  • The Society for the Preservation
    of Traditional Southern Barbeque
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood
  • Georgia Organics
  • Cooking for Solutions at Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Celebrity Chefs Cook Gala to benefit UC San Diego Cancer Center
  • Atlanta Food & Wine
  • Bravo Network Top Chef: The Tour (2010)
  • Charleston Food & Wine
  • Music to Your Mouth
  • Serenbe Southern Chef Series
  • James Beard House Dinner
  • Pigs & Pinot
  • High Museum Wine Auction


Honors & Awards
  • Bravo Top Chef Season 6 – Fan Favorite (2009)
  • Mother Nature Network – Top 40 Chefs Under 40 (2009)
  • Gayot.com – Top 5 Rising Chefs in the US (2010)
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium – Cooking for Solutions Food Ambassador Award (2010)
  • The Art Institute of Atlanta – Distinguished Alumni Award (2010)
  • Food & Wine Magazine – Nominated for The People’s Best New Chef (2011)
  • James Beard Foundation – Rising Star Chef of the Year Semi-Finalist (2011)
  • Les Dames d’Escoffier – International Conference Keynote Speaker (Nov 2011)
  • Forbes Magazine – 30 Under 30 (Dec 2011)