Kevin Ives


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–       Francesca’s Restaurants – Corporate Chef 2011-Present

–       Miriam’s Restaurants – Executive Chef 2009-2011

–       Lost Tree Club – Executive Chef 2008-2009

–       The Ocean Room – Chef de Cuisine 2007-2008

–       L’Escalier – Chef de Cuisine 2005-2007

–       Florida Culinary Institute – Graduated 1997


–       Approaches life every day like it is a fist fight against the world.

–       His Grandmother helped establish his core palette as a Chef, his favorite dish to this day is her hand made couscous & lamb.

–       Feels that Gordon Ramsay is one of the few celebrity Chef’s to maintain their integrity.

–       Staying positive in the kitchen is a corner stone to his success.

–       Ken works the line as a corporate chef and loves it.

–       He compares his love for photography to his love for cooking.

–       Believes that in order to be a good leader someone must be a master manipulator.

–       Grew up in Cleveland, after graduating high school he swore to himself he would never live in snow again.

–       A married father of two who has a hard time finding the balance between work and being with his family.