Chef Bradley Kilgore was born and raised in Kansas City. After moving around to work and train in Denver, Italy and Chicago, he has now has planted his feet in Miami. In Chicago Chef Kilgore worked at world renowned restaurant Alinea before leaving to open L2o under Chef Laurent Gras. Later, both restaurants garnered the honor of 3 Michelin Stars.
After living in Chicago, Bradley made his move to Miami. Upon arriving in Miami, he set his sights on the famed restaurant Azul in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Azul was awarded 5 Stars from Forbes Travel guide in 2013. Chef Kilgore moved on to the St. Regis Bal Harbour as Executive Chef under Jean George Vongerichten at J&G Grill, where Chef Kilgore and his team were given 4 Stars from the Miami Herald, the only restaurant that year to achieve such status.
In the Summer of 2015 Chef Kilgore opened Alter in the art focused Wynwood neighborhood of Miami. There he offers Progressive American cuisine, highlighting indigenous Floridian ingredients as well as a 5 and a 7 Course as well as Chef’s table tasting menu experience. Alter received 4 stars from the Miami Herald in November of that year, making him the only Chef in the history of the Miami Herald to get this honor twice. Alter was also named Restaurant of the Year by Eater, and Chef Kilgore Chef of the Year two years in a row for 2015 and 2016. In its opening year Alter was named semifinalist for the prestigious James Beard awards in the category Best New Restaurant, and Chef Kilgore in the category Rising Star chef of the year twice 2016 and 2017. Also in 2016 Chef Kilgore was named Best New Chefs in America by Food & Wine Magazine and Alter was named a Diners Discovery from “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants”. In 2017 Alter was name “Best New Restaurants in America’ by Esquire Magazine. In 2016 he became the Culinary Director for the Adrienne Arsht Center and has a signature restaurant Brava by Brad Kilgore. This year he was Nominated by the James Beard Foundations for the Category of “Best Chef South”. In late November 2018 he will be debuting two new concepts in Miami’s Design District, Kaido an Asian Inspired Cocktail Lounge and Restaurant, and in early 2019 Ember and New American Cuisine with a focus on Wood Fire cooking.