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Awards- Events -Appearances

  • Kitchen Manager of the Year by the Kentucky Restaurant Association. (2010)
  • Awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award and the Community Service Award by Sullivan University for efforts to improve the lives of those less fortunate.(2008)
  • 2nd place three years in a row at the Phoenix Hill Chili cook off.(2004-2005-2006)
  • CNN
  • ABC Online
  • USA Today
  • National Culinary Review


  • Miami Book Fair V.I.P. author’s chef (2012,2013)
  • Created “Chefs For Hope” Louisville KY
  • Currently creating “Chefs For Hope” Boston
  • Forecastle Music Festival Event chef (worked with the A.C.F.)(2007-2010)
  • Motherlodge Music Festival event chef Louisville,KY(2008-2013)
  • Slowfoods U.S.A. Delegate for Kentucky at the Terra Madre (Turin,Italy) 2008 and 2010
  • Motherlodge Festival Brooklyn and West Village (2009 and 2010)
  • Green lifestyle Film Festival guest chef (UCLA 2007 and 2008)

Featured in Articles

  • USA today,
  • ABC Online,
  • National Culinary Magazine(A.C.F.)review (3 times),
  • L.E.O. Magazine,
  • Louisville Magazine,
  • written for Snail Magazine(slow foods USA)

Featured in books

  • Welcome to Culinary School
  • The legends of Louisville
  • The kentucky Bourbon Cookbook

TV and radio appearances

  • CNN
  • KET Kentucky Life
  • KET Louisville Life
  • Secrets of Louisville Chefs
  • FOX,NBC,ABC shows local Louisville
  • WFBK Louisville Public Radio