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Chef Kenneth C. Temple

Thursday, April 19, 2018 | 11am-2pm | Georges Auditorium & PSB Rm. 112

Free and Open to the Public


Chef Kenneth C. Temple and FoodChef Kenneth C. Temple holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Culinary Arts from The John Folse Culinary Institute. His kitchen savvy and charisma can be contributed to his New Orleans upbringing. His expertise were validated when he won the Food Networks’ popular cooking competition show “Chopped” in 2017. With over 10 years in the culinary industry, Chef Kenneth has certainly laid a foundation for a long-lasting career. His professional demeanor and knack for success has landed him major partnerships including Hormel Foods, Essence Music Festival and the City of New Orleans.


Early in his career, he was privileged to have opportunities to work with, and learn from, some of the best Chefs in New Orleans. He has appeared on WWL-TV Morning News, in the kitchen with the infamous New Orleans Chef, the late, Chef Frank Davis. He was also featured on the Roger Moore Show in Baton Rouge, La with the late Roger Moore. In 2009, Chef Kenneth launched 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 identifies as “Southern Creole ™.” Additionally, he is a working private Chef. He has satisfied the palates of popular NBA and NFL athletes, corporate CEOs, Hollywood executives, Grammy award winning artists and well-known politicians. Chef Kenneth also serves as an ambassador of New Orleans in Durban, South Africa. While visiting, he introduces hundreds of South Africans to the flavor of New Orleans and provides master Chef tips and tricks. He is adamant about community outreach and is heavily involved with Son of a Saint and Pink House, two non-profit programs focusing on male and female mentorship and development. In 2010, he received a proclamation from the City of New Orleans acknowledging his culinary contributions to the culture. After being named the “Chopped Champion” in November of 2017, the city awarded him a second proclamation for his culinary work and community outreach.


Food from Chef Temple


The “Kenneth Temple Empire” currently consists of private dining, catering, online cooking courses, his signature seasoning (Savory), his cookbook (Southern Creole), the “Hunger Trap” Facebook live cooking show, various television cooking segments, the “Southern Creole” trademark and “Deliciousness” apparel. Looking forward, Chef Kenneth plans to continue to walk in his purpose by providing joy through food service. His vision expands beyond dishing out cuisine, positioning him as a culinary expert.


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New Orleans, Louisiana 70122

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