Private Chef Des Chenes Discusses Travel & Cooking Shows on LIVE

Saturday, February 09, 2019

 

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Chef Kevin Des Chenes, Official Chef of Keel Vodka

New England and nationally acclaimed Chef Kevin Des Chenes joined GoLocalProv’s Laura Afonso to share his experiences in his culinary journey.

The official Chef of Keel Vodka, Des Chenes gets creative when incorporating the spirit into his cooking and cocktails.

With years of experience working in the kitchen, Des Chenes took a change of course and began cooking as a private chef.  

“I love that I get to make my own schedule, and I love the freshness. It is a different group or venue every night. Sometimes it is fine dining, then other times it is a lobster bake,” says Des Chenes.

As a private chef, Des Chenes gets to travel to different states and countries. 

Following multiple television appearances on cooking shows such as FoodNetwork’s “Beat Bobby Flay” and Spike TV’s “Frankenfood," Des Chenes says “I get to do festivals, red carpet events, travel on boats and work with celebrities and athletes. Recently I worked with Giuliana Rancic, Kathy Lee on The Today Show, and music festivals with Tim McGraw."

Des Chenes just wrapped up filming “The Great Food Truck Race."

“We traveled 3,000 miles starting in Los Angeles, driving through the desert in a food truck. We were New England themed, with fish and chips and lobster fritters, things they don’t get out there,” said Des Chenes. 

His current role allows him to work fluidly as a traveling chef. Des Chenes is gearing up to host Nashville Underground’s Guest Chef Experience in Nashville, Tennessee.

“I come up with a menu, New England based items and made it specific to Nashville. I am very hands-on in the kitchen. It is really fun to work with restaurant staffs all across the country,” says Des Chenes. 

Read about Chef Des Chenes experiences as a private chef and beyond in his new book “Beyond My Chef Coat," where he shares recipes and stories of his travels. 

Follow Chef Des Chenes travels and experiences online and on Instagram at @chefkevd7920

 

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