Brad Kilgore is a well-recognized Miami based chef originally from Kansas City with more than 10 years of experience working at fine-dining restaurants, including Chicago’s L2O, Alinea and Boka. In Miami, he worked at Azul and was executive chef at the J&G Grill, Jean-Georges Vongerichten restaurant in Bal Harbour. In summer 2015, Kilgore opened Alter in the art-focused Wynwood district of Miami and received 4 stars from the Miami Herald by November. Eater also named Alter 2015 Restaurant of the Year and Kilgore Chef of the Year. In 2016, Alter was named semifinalist for the prestigious James Beard awards in the category Best New Restaurant, with ┬áKilgore in the category Rising Star Chef. Most recently Kilgore was named Best New Chef in America by Food & Wine Magazine. He is also culinary director for the Adrienne Arsht Center and has a signature restaurant Brava by Brad Kilgore.