Chef Kenneth Temple affirms 'Do You'
Chef Kenneth Temple gives Ash Said it an exclusive interview before his Essence Fest appearance. He discusses his early years, when he realized his gift and where you can catch him Essence weekend. He also gives advice to the next culinary generation. This is an incredible interview that is full of wisdom and laughs!
About Kenneth Temple:
Chef Kenneth C. Temple was born and raised in New Orleans. He’s an alumnus of Nicholls State University, with a Bachelor of Science in Culinary Arts from The John Folse Culinary Institute. While in school, he appeared on local news segments with the late Chef Frank Davis on WWLTV Morning News Show in New Orleans and the late Roger Moore on the Roger Moore Show in Baton Rouge, LA.
Two years after graduating, Chef Kenneth started Savory LLC., a personal chef and private dining service. His company focuses on delicious food with Creole, Cajun, Southern, and Caribbean cuisine, to which Kenneth calls “Southern Creole.”
He has serviced NFL and NBA players, celebrities, politicians, CEO’s, Grammy award-winning artists, and Hollywood movie producers. Chef is also a regular at the annual AKA Health Fair, where he does cooking demos of healthy, affordable meals. His involvement in the community also includes Son of a Saint and Pink House, two non-profit programs focusing on male and female mentorship and development in New Orleans.
He received a proclamation from the City of New Orleans. He serves as an ambassador of New Orleans in Durban, South Africa. While visiting, he introduced hundreds of South Africans to our local favorites such as: bread pudding with rum sauce, grillades and stone ground cheddar grits, blackened red fish, and chicken and andouille gumbo.
Chef Kenneth was the culinary correspondent for Talk Dat NOLA, an online news program highlighting everything positive in New Orleans. Once a month, you can catch him doing food demos at Williams-Sonoma. Chef Kenneth is also working as the Culinary Director for Celebrity Chef Jeff Henderson’s nationally syndicated show, Flip My Food.
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