Chef Kimberly Brock Brown was born and raised in Chicago and has over 25 years experience within the culinary arena and is currently the Executive Chef at a major hospital within the Charleston area. During her culinary journey as a Chef's Apprentice Graduate in 1984, she worked in the kitchens of Hyatt Regency Hotels in Dallas, TX & Hilton Head Island, SC, Atlanta Hilton and Towers in Atlanta,GA, Grove Park Inn and Country Club in Asheville,NC and Charleston Place Hotel in Charleston,SC. She is also a Dale Carnegie graduate and has cooked at the prestigous James Beard House in New York city.
In 2001, Chef Kimberly started a wholesale specialty foods distributing company. In 2009, she wanted to get back to the basics with her culinary expertise and started Culinary Concepts, LLC for catering and other services.
Through the American Culinary Federation, Chef Kimberly has earned the following certifications & awards:
CEPC- Certified Executive Pastry Chef
CCA- Certified Culinary Administrator
ACE- Approved Culinary Examiner.
Winner of an ACF Bronze Medal 1990
The Gulf of Mexico Seafood Challenge- ACF Silver Medal 1991
ACF Greater Charleston Chef of the Year 1999
ACF Greater Charleston Member of the Year 2008
Culinary Super-Challenge- Team South Carolina in 2002, 2003, & 2004- Bronze Medal