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. As Executive Sous Chef, Bradley then opened EPIC restaurant also in Chicago which was named one of John Mariani’s Best New Restaurants of 2010.
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 district of Miami. There he offers Progressive American cuisine, highlighting indigenous Floridian ingredients as well as a 5 and a 7 Chef’s table tasting menu experience. Alter received 4 stars from the Miami Herald in November of that year, making it the only restaurant to obtain this rating that year. Alter was also names restaurant of the year by Eater, and Chef Kilgore chef of the year by the same publication. This 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. Most recently Bradley was named Best New Chef in America by Food & Wine Magazine. He is now the Culinary Director of the Adrienne Arsht Center that is headlined by a Signature restaurant Brava by Brad Kilgore.