Kevin Gillespie

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    James Beard Awards Restaurant and Chef Semifinalists Announced

    opentable.comThe product of blood, sweat, and tears​It's almost time for the Oscars. That is, the Oscars of the food world: the James Beard Foundation Awards. Today marked the announcement of the restaurant and chef semifinalists, who were chosen from a record 28,000 online entries. Finalists ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    Yet Another Reason to Love Top Chef's Kevin Gillespie

    Food Gal​Kevin Gillespie was far and away our favorite contestant on Top Chef Season 6, thanks to both his extraordinary decency and his extraordinary beard.

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    Top Chef University Teaches Us, Again, That You Really Can Buy Delusion on the Internet

    Get schooled.​Do you have $200 and a desire to spent it on something you can get for free? Then the brand, spanking new Top Chef University may be for you. The eternally plotting masterminds behind the show have rubbed their sweaty little hands together and come up with an online cooking schoo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Top Chef's Kevin Gillespie Inspires Artist & More Foodie Art from That Guy Who Painted Rachael Ray

    "Hot Night," by Christopher M.​ The Atlanta artist currently known as Christopher M. chose Top Chef finalist Kevin Gillespie as a muse for a series of paintings depicting life in the restaurant. Gillespie told Access Atlanta that he felt, "honored that someone of the caliber of Christopher fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    The James Beard Awards Semi-Finalists Have Been Announced

    Will the spirit of James Beard smile upon New York chefs?​The James Beard Foundation announced its list of semi-finalists for the annual James Beard Awards today, kicking off the food world's very own Oscar season scrum. The semi-finalists were selected from a pool of 21,000 online entries; th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Having Escaped Top Chef With His Dignity Intact, Kevin Gillespie Bows Out of the Bocuse d'Or

    Chef Kev​Remember that Very Special Episode of Top Chef when Kevin Gillespie won the opportunity to compete for Team USA in the next Bocuse d'Or? Well, like so much else on Top Chef, his involvement with the competition proved illusory.

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    2011 Bocuse d'Or Finalists Announced This Afternoon

    ​The organizers of the Bocuse d'Or, otherwise known throughout the dining world as the culinary Olympics, announced the 12 semi-finalists for the 2011 U.S. team earlier this afternoon at Daniel. Each semi-finalist, avec sous chef, will compete against one another in February at the Culinary In ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    The Top 40 Locavore Chefs Under 40

    Mother Nature Network has put together a list of the country's 40 most important rising culinary stars under the age of 40. The list focuses on chefs who use fresh, local, and sustainable ingredients and adhere to a farm-to-table philosophy. Surprisingly, there are only two New Yorkers in the bunch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    James Beard Semifinalists Announced

    The semifinalists for the illustrious James Beard awards have been announced, with a quite a few hometown favorites in the lot, including Dan Barber and Tom Colicchio in the the Outstanding Chef category; Babba and Jean George for Outstanding Restaurant;  Corton, Momofuku Ko, and Scarpetta for ... More >>

  • News

    May 17, 2005

    Finding Freddy

    Time short, Ferrer has one more chance to let New Yorkers discover him

  • News

    February 29, 2000

    Blaming the Bronx D. A.

    Al Sharpton Privately Accused Robert Johnson of... "Throwing the Diallo Case"