A Hope Street Favorite, Reimagined: Kevin Gaudreau, KitchenBar
With a focus on creative American cuisine, award-winning chef and owner Kevin Gaudreau, former culinary director for the Newport Restaurant Group, is making his mark on Hope Street. The Jamestown native shares with us how he got started as a chef, what KitchenBar’s menu has in store and what makes Rhode Island’s culinary circuit so magical.
What inspired you to become a chef?
I decided I wanted to be a chef in my late 20s. I spent time in the Marine Corps and when I got out, I was working in restaurants. I started as a dishwasher in college and came up the ranks. I wasn’t planning on being a chef, I just kind of fell into it. I originally wanted to be a teacher. But when I got into my late 20s, I was working with some great chefs and they were making some good money, so I thought, ‘I could do this.’ Plus, I liked the creative outlet that cooking allowed me to have. I tried to find the best restaurants I could work in. The chefs always took me under their wing and showed me the ropes, and I was able to turn it into a career.
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