Cooking is definitely second nature to Chef Kevin Belton who teaches at the New Orleans School of Cooking and has played a major role in introducing visitors from all over the globe to the delicacies and rich traditions of Lousiana. Coupled with over 7,000 lessons he has championed in the cooking school, Kevin has offered many cooking demonstrations as well as classes all over Canada and the United States. He has been featured as a guest chef on several food programs which include Ready Set Cook, Emeril Live, Life Love and Lunch, Taste of America and Food Fighters. The year 1999 saw him as a chef and co-host on Big Kevin, Little Kevin – a BBC series which also featured Kevin Woodford, a British celebrity chef. Though the series was taped in the United States and the United Kingdom, it aired all over Europe, New Zealand, Australia as well as Asia.
Chef Kevin Belton: Bio, Age
Kevin Belton’s actual date of birth has remained elusive till date, however, there are sources who claim that the famed chef was born in 1960. Also, the identity of his parents has never been revealed, though it is common knowledge that his mum is of French-Caribbean ancestry while his dad’s heritage is a mix of English, American, and French. Being born in New Orleans makes him an American national but his ethnicity is obviously mixed. On his siblings, there is absolutely no information on their identity and no one knows whether Chef Kevin Belton is an only child or not.
In the same vein, information on his academic qualifications is not much but it is believed that he went all the way to college to study Hotel Management. He showed a healthy dose of interest in the culinary arts right from his formative years, Kevin was between ages 7 and 8 when he began experimenting with food and started learning different cuisine under the tutelage of his mum and grandma.
After his college graduation, he was employed by the New Orleans School of Cooking as a teacher. He has been with the school for over two decades and still counting, till date, the veteran chef has a record of over 7,000 lessons of cooking.
Chef Kevin Belton co-authored a companion cookbook Big Kevin, Little Kevin -Over 120 Recipes from around America and Britain by TV’s Odd Couple, the publisher of the cookbook was Ebury Press. Presently, he has an Amazon Best-Selling Cookbook – Kevin Belton’s Big Flavors of New Orleans. He is also with the CBS affiliate WWL’s Morning show as the resident chef and is as well in association with WYES-TV where he functions as the host of many of their popular cooking marathons. Kevin has a WYES President’s Award under his belt and is also rated Top 20 Louisiana Chefs by the American Culinary Federation. It is safe to say that the celeb chef has pulled back the curtain to reveal what actually makes the renowned cuisine of New Orleans so scrumptious.
Family – Is He Married, Who is His Wife?
Chef Kevin Belton is a married man, though the details of his marital life have never been disclosed to the media as he tries his best to shield his spouse from public attention. However, it is a known fact that he has a couple of grown-up children, two sons namely Kevin Jr. Belton and his younger brother, Jonathan Belton. An important thing to note is that Kevin also thought his sons how to cook, in fact, their home works were always done on the kitchen table.
It would appear that the celebrated chef is not just a husband and a father, He is equally a grandfather through his first son Kevin Jr. who is already a married man. Chef Kevin Belton and his wife Christina also have a much younger son named Cameron Belton.
Chef Kevin Belton stands at a gigantic height of 6 feet 9 inches. Presently, the culinary expert is working on weight loss; he talked about his weight problem on his Facebook account. According to him, he is making progress in his weight loss efforts and is currently packing up all his old clothes that are too big for him for people who have a need for them.
The details of his other body measurements have never been published but it is common knowledge that he is a bald-headed man with eyes that are dark brown in color.
Is Chef Kevin Belton Dead?
It is not uncommon for the media to be curious about celebrities fates, often wondering who is alive or dead, and Chef Kevin Belton is not exempt from this. From all indications, Kevin Belton is alive and healthy, there have never been any rumors of death on his behalf and he has never been seriously sick in the past.