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170 Wine & Spirit Purveyors • 70 of San Diego's Top Chefs
Celebrity Chefs • Cooking & Wine Tasting Classes
Big Bottle Auction • Continuous Food and Wine Tastings
Over 800 Wines • $50,000 Chef of The Fest Competition

Kenny Gilbert
Executive Chef of Nippers Beach Bar & Grill

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With over 17 years of professional experience Chef Kenny Gilbert has run many areas of Food & Beverage Divisions at the AAA Five Diamond, Mobile Five Star level. His first passion of Fine Dining is complemented by his experience which spans across the entire spectrum of the culinary industry.  From banquets to pastries, club and restaurant design to bar and lounge concepts, Kenny’s innovative and creative approach to the restaurant and hospitality industries is unmatched.  He has served as Executive Chef at several notable locations including, but not limited to, The Grill at The Ritz Carlton Amelia Island, The Lodge at Sea Island and The Ritz Carlton Golf Club and Spa.  He also served as Executive Chef for Capella Hotels and Resorts and The Inn at Lost Creek in Telluride, Colorado where he was part of the team that opened a new luxury boutique hotel, Capella, under West Paces Hotel Group.  He was responsible for two hotels with five outlets.  Impressively, he received AAA Four Diamond Recognition for Onyx Restaurant and Hotel within five months of opening.  He recently achieved national recognition among the public as one of the favorite contestants on the most recent season of Bravo TV’s Top Chef and has made numerous other appearances including the Today Show.  Kenny’s vision and culinary creativity will insure that Nippers’ menu offerings are second to none.

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San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival
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1393 North Cuyamaca
El Cajon, CA  92020

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