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Kelvin Fernandez
EPISODE 17

Kelvin Fernandez: Celebrity Private Chef

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Meet Kelvin Fernandez, an executive chef, Forbes Magazine 30 Under 30 chef, and private chef to A-list celebrities, including A-Rod and J.Lo. In this episode, Kelvin and Kelly chat about:

  • What inspired Kelvin to pursue a career in food, dating back to a chance encounter in high school
  • How Kelvin took his classic French training and went back to his Latin roots to define his culinary niche
  • What makes Kelvin’s prize-winning arepas so special and how they led him to the winner’s circle on Food Network’s Beat Bobby Flay
  • How Kelvin approaches cooking for A-list clients and the most memorable dish he made for A-Rod and J. Lo.

Kelvin Fernandez

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Kelvin Fernandez

Born in New York to Dominican parents, Kelvin Fernandez never dreamed as a kid he’d be a chef. Fernandez made a name for himself as the youngest executive chef ever on New York City’s fine dining scene at the tender age of 22. He was also a runner up on Food Network’s Chopped, Winner on FYI Network’s Man vs. Child and winner on Food Network’s Beat Bobby Flay. Kelvin was named a Forbes Magazine 30 Under 30 chef and is currently a private chef to A-list celebrities, including Alexander Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez.


Resources From This Episode

Truffle Ponzu Salmon

Kelvin’s Truffle Ponzu Salmon Recipe

Kelvins kitchen

Kelvin’s Kitchen Youtube

Truffle Arepas

Spotlight on Kelvin’s Black Truffle Arepas

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Follow Kelvin on Instagram


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