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Chef Kurt Metzger

Executive Chef and Owner of Kitchen 4140

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Since age 28, Kurt Metzger had already made a big impact on Los Angeles and San Diego fine dining scene and continues to receive national attention for his catering and successful farm to table restaurant. As one of the top San Diego chefs, Metzger’s vibrant, simple flavors that draw on products from Southern California’s exceptional farmers have captivated diners and critics alike.

Born in the Pasadena area, Metzger knew at a young age that he wanted to be a chef. Encouraged by his mother, whom he describes as “a great cook,” Metzger tried as many recipes as he could from chefs like Julia Child and Nathalie Dupree. One day after school, Metzger’s mother came home to find her 12-year-old son de-boning a leg of lamb. Metzger took his first professional job in the kitchen of a local restaurant after moving to Houston, Texas.

While in San Francisco Metzger did a stint as chef for Roxxi’s. While at Roxxi’s, Metzger received tremendous critical acclaim for his California-inspired French cuisine. Though he eschews labels, Metzger describes his style of cooking as “ingredient-inspired and ingredient-driven,” which results in pure, clean flavors grounded by flawless classic technique. His daily morning trips to the farmer’s market and longstanding relationships with local growers like Chino Farms are reflected in his constantly changing menus.

Now a San Diego chef, caterer, and restaurateur, Metzger cites his time working alongside mentor Mark Wexler at Bistro 45 as a major defining experience. “Mark taught me how to create relationships with purveyors and make ingredients shine,” he says. After Wexler left his executive chef position in 1996, Metzger was asked to fill his role, which led to a string of successes. Before leaving Bistro 45, his cooking propelled the restaurant into the Nation’s Restaurant News Fine Dining Hall of Fame. As the executive chef for his self owned catering company, Concept Catering by CK, and chef/owner of Kitchen 4140, Metzger says that he has “more opportunities than ever before.” Focusing primarily on his San Diego restaurant his freedom is expressed in his Chef’s Whim dinner and always-changing recipes. “There’s a lot more I can do here,” he says, “and I have more potential here.” Considering all that Metzger has already accomplished, that’s saying a lot.

Kitchen 4140 is a San Diego restaurant that boasts its very own organic gardens and uses as many local, fresh ingredients as possible. With the recent addition of beer and wine to the menu, Chef Kurt is excited to host wine dinners with different winemakers. Creating several coursed meals with wine pairings is just one of the new things going on at The Kitchen.

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Chef Kurt Metzger

Executive Chef and Owner of Kitchen 4140

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Chef Kurt Metzger Biography

Since age 28, Kurt Metzger had already made a big impact on Los Angeles and San Diego fine dining scene and continues to receive national attention for his catering and successful farm to table restaurant. As one of the top San Diego chefs, Metzger’s vibrant, simple flavors that draw on products from Southern California’s exceptional farmers have captivated diners and critics alike.

Born in the Pasadena area, Metzger knew at a young age that he wanted to be a chef. Encouraged by his mother, whom he describes as “a great cook,” Metzger tried as many recipes as he could from chefs like Julia Child and Nathalie Dupree. One day after school, Metzger’s mother came home to find her 12-year-old son de-boning a leg of lamb. Metzger took his first professional job in the kitchen of a local restaurant after moving to Houston, Texas.

While in San Francisco Metzger did a stint as chef for Roxxi’s. While at Roxxi’s, Metzger received tremendous critical acclaim for his California-inspired French cuisine. Though he eschews labels, Metzger describes his style of cooking as “ingredient-inspired and ingredient-driven,” which results in pure, clean flavors grounded by flawless classic technique. His daily morning trips to the farmer’s market and longstanding relationships with local growers like Chino Farms are reflected in his constantly changing menus.

Now a San Diego chef, caterer, and restaurateur, Metzger cites his time working alongside mentor Mark Wexler at Bistro 45 as a major defining experience. “Mark taught me how to create relationships with purveyors and make ingredients shine,” he says. After Wexler left his executive chef position in 1996, Metzger was asked to fill his role, which led to a string of successes. Before leaving Bistro 45, his cooking propelled the restaurant into the Nation’s Restaurant News Fine Dining Hall of Fame. As the executive chef for his self owned catering company, Concept Catering by CK, and chef/owner of Kitchen 4140, Metzger says that he has “more opportunities than ever before.” Focusing primarily on his San Diego restaurant his freedom is expressed in his Chef’s Whim dinner and always-changing recipes. “There’s a lot more I can do here,” he says, “and I have more potential here.” Considering all that Metzger has already accomplished, that’s saying a lot.

Kitchen 4140 is a San Diego restaurant that boasts its very own organic gardens and uses as many local, fresh ingredients as possible. With the recent addition of beer and wine to the menu, Chef Kurt is excited to host wine dinners with different winemakers. Creating several coursed meals with wine pairings is just one of the new things going on at The Kitchen.

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  • How to book Chef Kurt Metzger?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Chef Kurt Metzger for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Chef Kurt Metzger, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Chef Kurt Metzger or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Chef Kurt Metzger?

    Booking fees for Chef Kurt Metzger, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Chef Kurt Metzger, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Chef Kurt Metzger?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Chef Kurt Metzger for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Chef Kurt Metzger for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Chef Kurt Metzger or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Chef Kurt Metzger or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Chef Kurt Metzger is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Chef Kurt Metzger for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Chef Kurt Metzger generally travels from San Diego, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Kristen Kish, Susan Spicer, Mindy Segal, Vivian Howard and Chef Maira Isabel. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Chef Kurt Metzger for an upcoming event.

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