Thursday, September 23, 2010
Meet Chef Donavan Kenney
Hello crafters!! My name is Chef Donavan Kenney. During my 15 years of experience in the culinary field, I have worked in a variety of restaurants...everything from 4 star dining to college dining halls...even a zoo!!
After earning a culinary degree from the University of Alaska at Anchorage, I worked under Chef John Franchetti, who was Emeril Lagasse's Executive Sous Chef at the Commanders Palace in New Orleans, Louisiana. I also got a taste of the hotel and gaming business in Reno, Nevada where I worked as a Sous Chef. I learned from some of the finest chefs: Chef Martin Yan (from TV's Yan Can Cook), Chef Paul Prudhomme(owner of K Paul's in New Orleans, a mobile 5 star restaurant), and Chef Berry Fisher (Executive Chef at Disney World's Treasure Island), just to name a few. I even developed a talent for carving Ice Sculptures under the direction of Chef Allan Cook (winner of the Master Carvers award in Tokyo, Japan). Over the years, I have catered events for the Former Prime Minster of Iran and Senator Hillary Clinton.
In the coming months you will be given recipes and tips from me every tasty Tuesday, showing you how to cook, serve, present and decorate food with a splash of style. I hope you enjoy the information and always remember you are only as good as your last meal! Bon Appetit!!!