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David Gilbert

Author, Executive Chef, Rising Star Chef Award-Winner & James Beard Nominee

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David Gilbert Biography

Raised in Dallas, 35 year old Executive Chef David Gilbert credits his family with first inspiring his love for cooking – Gilbert’s grandfather owned a butcher shop and taught him to cook with simple seasonings and the freshest ingredients. Gilbert enrolled in the culinary arts program at Johnson and Wales University where he worked to master his technique. After graduating in 1997, Gilbert moved to Europe and landed a spot at the Michelin-starred Restaurant Vermeer in Amsterdam with Edwin Katz.

In 1999, Gilbert returned to the U.S. to further his techniques at The Ritz-Carlton in Buckhead, Atlanta where he worked under Atlanta mentor chefs Michael Ganley and Joel Antunes and sharpened his leadership skills. Within a year was promoted to restaurant chef at The Ritz-Carlton in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. As Executive Sous at The Orient Express’s, The Inn at Perry Cabin, Gilbert became known for initiating a fresh farmer’s market menu, which received national recognition. In 2000, Gilbert won a bronze medal for his cooking at the Chaine des Rotisseurs junior commis competition, and the following year he took home the silver medal.

Gilbert continued honing his skills in locales across the country before being named chef de cuisine at St. Louis’ Eau Bistro. After a year at Eau Bistro, Gilbert left Missouri for California, where he served as Executive Chef of The Beverly Hilton’s landmark restaurant. There, Gilbert was the chef for the International Golden Globe Awards. At Luqa, Gilbert entertained the diners with his interactive dishes that involved table side activation of rosemary aromas, sucking mousses from tubes, and breaking a crème brulée caramel that hovers a few inches above its generally attached custard.

Gilbert was the proud recipient of the national 2007 Rising Star Chef award from Starchefs.com, and in 2009 h3 decided to take a year away from the stove and seek out new ingredients and techniques from around the globe. His travels took him through South East Asia, Southern Africa, and Europe, which started a cultural following of his website www.beyondthekitchen.com. In 2010, Gilbert was hand selected to be the Executive Chef to represent United States on a global platform at the World Expo in Shanghai, China. There, he showcased the movement in what he calls Modern American Cuisine.

Chef Gilbert was chosen by Chef Stephan Pyles to helm the state-of-the-art kitchen at the new Hotel Eilan Resort and Spa in San Antonio, Texas. Since departure from the hotel Gilbert has been recognized by the James Beard Foundation with a Best Chef nomination and made Antoinette Bruno’s Top Ten dishes of the year list.

In between traveling around the world Chef Gilbert has completed his first book, "Kitchen Vagabond," and he has also taken his passion for Southeast Asian street food and partnered with craft beer guru, Steve Newman. With their obsessions united they bring this first ever concept they call Tuk Tuk Taproom.

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Kitchen Vagabond

Kitchen Vagabond

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  • How do I book David Gilbert to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like David Gilbert for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for David Gilbert, 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 speaking fee information and check availability for David Gilbert or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for David Gilbert

    Speaking fees for David Gilbert, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book David Gilbert are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire David Gilbert, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does David Gilbert speak about?

    David Gilbert is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Celebrity Chefs, Food, Lifestyle.
  • Where does David Gilbert travel from?

    David Gilbert generally travels from Dallas, TX, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is David Gilbert’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like David Gilbert for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker 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. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book David Gilbert for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host David Gilbert or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Author, Executive Chef, Rising Star Chef Award-Winner & James Beard Nominee

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David Gilbert Biography

Raised in Dallas, 35 year old Executive Chef David Gilbert credits his family with first inspiring his love for cooking – Gilbert’s grandfather owned a butcher shop and taught him to cook with simple seasonings and the freshest ingredients. Gilbert enrolled in the culinary arts program at Johnson and Wales University where he worked to master his technique. After graduating in 1997, Gilbert moved to Europe and landed a spot at the Michelin-starred Restaurant Vermeer in Amsterdam with Edwin Katz.

In 1999, Gilbert returned to the U.S. to further his techniques at The Ritz-Carlton in Buckhead, Atlanta where he worked under Atlanta mentor chefs Michael Ganley and Joel Antunes and sharpened his leadership skills. Within a year was promoted to restaurant chef at The Ritz-Carlton in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. As Executive Sous at The Orient Express’s, The Inn at Perry Cabin, Gilbert became known for initiating a fresh farmer’s market menu, which received national recognition. In 2000, Gilbert won a bronze medal for his cooking at the Chaine des Rotisseurs junior commis competition, and the following year he took home the silver medal.

Gilbert continued honing his skills in locales across the country before being named chef de cuisine at St. Louis’ Eau Bistro. After a year at Eau Bistro, Gilbert left Missouri for California, where he served as Executive Chef of The Beverly Hilton’s landmark restaurant. There, Gilbert was the chef for the International Golden Globe Awards. At Luqa, Gilbert entertained the diners with his interactive dishes that involved table side activation of rosemary aromas, sucking mousses from tubes, and breaking a crème brulée caramel that hovers a few inches above its generally attached custard.

Gilbert was the proud recipient of the national 2007 Rising Star Chef award from Starchefs.com, and in 2009 h3 decided to take a year away from the stove and seek out new ingredients and techniques from around the globe. His travels took him through South East Asia, Southern Africa, and Europe, which started a cultural following of his website www.beyondthekitchen.com. In 2010, Gilbert was hand selected to be the Executive Chef to represent United States on a global platform at the World Expo in Shanghai, China. There, he showcased the movement in what he calls Modern American Cuisine.

Chef Gilbert was chosen by Chef Stephan Pyles to helm the state-of-the-art kitchen at the new Hotel Eilan Resort and Spa in San Antonio, Texas. Since departure from the hotel Gilbert has been recognized by the James Beard Foundation with a Best Chef nomination and made Antoinette Bruno’s Top Ten dishes of the year list.

In between traveling around the world Chef Gilbert has completed his first book, "Kitchen Vagabond," and he has also taken his passion for Southeast Asian street food and partnered with craft beer guru, Steve Newman. With their obsessions united they bring this first ever concept they call Tuk Tuk Taproom.

David Gilbert Books

FAQs on booking David Gilbert

  • How do I book David Gilbert to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like David Gilbert for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for David Gilbert, 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 speaking fee information and check availability for David Gilbert or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for David Gilbert

    Speaking fees for David Gilbert, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book David Gilbert are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire David Gilbert, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does David Gilbert speak about?

    David Gilbert is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Celebrity Chefs, Food, Lifestyle.
  • Where does David Gilbert travel from?

    David Gilbert generally travels from Dallas, TX, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is David Gilbert’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like David Gilbert for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker 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. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book David Gilbert for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host David Gilbert or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

David Gilbert is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book David Gilbert for your event is available upon request. David Gilbert generally travels from Dallas, TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Art Smith, Darren McGrady, Thomas Keller, Rick Bayless and Buddy Valastro. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling David Gilbert for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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