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.
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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