Ron Duprat

Years of Participation

Chef Ron Duprat is best known as one of the top competitors on Bravo TV's "Top Chef", Iron Chef America, Bar Rescue and Beat Bobby Flay on Food network. Duprat was featured on many other TV shows. Huffington Post recognized him as one of 10 Black Chefs That Are Changing the Food World. The Root recognized him as “How 12 Black Chefs Cooked Their Way to the Top of the World", Oprah magazine named Chef Duprat Recipe Her Favorite Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Bisque. Chef Ron joins the U.S. State Department Chef's Corp. Chef Ron has prepared amazing meals for President and First Lady Obama, Jay Z and Beyoncé', Usher, and many more. Chef Ron has used his cooking skills to also become actively involved in fighting childhood obesity and healthy kids eating. He is the author of ‘My Journey of cooking’. He is an expert on Afro-Caribbean cuisine. As a Chef from the west indies, he grew up in the Caribbean and his inspiration comes from the motherland of Africa. He always contributed to the layers of cross-cultural cuisine. The development of Caribbean cuisine was also undeniably influenced by the culture and culinary traditions of Africa. These global influences, combined with indigenous Caribbean ingredients and techniques, have played a paramount role in defining the evolution of the modern Caribbean cuisine we know and love today. Legumes, soups, griots, fried plantains, and many of the region’s signature staples trace their beginnings back to the European and African countries where they originated.