You Should Know: Kevin Cowens

April 17, 2015

Kevin Cowens is the chef/partner of a private supper club and catering business. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana and raised in Dallas, Texas, he started cooking at a young age thanks to his mother, the root of his southern and creole style cuisine. At 17, he began working in restaurants as a bus boy for a pizza parlor until he moved to Chicago to pursue an art degree and become a high school art teacher. While in school, Kevin was able to cook at several restaurants garnering experience from some of the top chefs in the city and the nation. Eventually he decided to change career paths and take cooking seriously. His training includes working under chefs Jared Van Camp, Stephanie Izard and Paul Kahan among others. Taking these experiences he was able to create is own style of simple delicious food, that while in attempt to be beautiful, still honors the ingredients. 

You can find Kevin here on instagram, we highly recommend giving him a follow, you can see some of his own images below. Of course we asked Kevin a few questions so you can get to know him a little better. 

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be:

La fin du monde

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be:

Learn how to surf 

If you were reincarnated as an ice cream flavor, what would it be:

Ben and Jerrys strawberry cheesecake

What songs are included on the soundtrack to your life:

"Your hand in mine" by explosions in the sky 

What’s your favorite thing about being a chef:

Meeting new people through food 

Deep Dish or Pizza cut in squares:

Pizza cut in squares 

Favorite movie: 

Coming to America 

what would we find in your fridge right now:

Sriracha would be in my fridge (my wife puts it on everything)