Chef Kevin Kincaid

Chef Instructor, Culinary Arts

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Location: Online Programs
Favorite Dish: Posole

"I love helping others achieve their dreams."

Chef Kevin Kincaid


Certified Executive Chef® Kevin Kincaid is the owner of Chef K Consulting where he consults on menus and operations. He has over 20 years of experience in the culinary industry and is passionate about education and the world of fine wines and gastronomy… especially global cuisines such as Mexican, Thai, Indian, and Korean.

Chef Kevin believes the life of a chef is a complex and fabulous combination of history, taste, culture, diversity, technique, science, stewardship, creativity, and making people happy.

Happy chefs make happy food and happy food tastes good! He encourages: don’t forget the music! You have to have music!

Honors, Awards & Affiliations

  • Certified Foodservice Manager
  • Certified Executive Chef®
  • ServSafe® Certified

Professional EXPERIENCE

  • Chef K Consulting - Momence, IL
  • Program Coordinator/Faculty - Lakeshore Culinary Institute, Sheboygan, WI
  • Adjunct Faculty - Joliet Jr. College, Joliet, IL
  • Executive Chef - Ed n Joes, Tinley Park, IL
  • Food & Nutrition Director - Sodexo
  • Executive Chef - Hobknobs in the Park, Palos Park, IL
  • Food & Beverage Director - Paige's, Orland Park, IL
  • Executive Chef - Toby's/Oak Hills Country Club, Palos Heights, IL


  • Masters of Education, University of Illinois, IL
  • Bachelor's Communication/Rhetoric, University of California Berkeley, CA
  • Associate of Arts, Culinary Arts, Joliet Jr. College, Joliet, IL
  • Associate of Arts, English, Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA

Special Interests

Songwriting and music performance. I am in an acoustic folk/bluegrass quartet.

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