2017 Speakers and Chefs will be featured here.
Kamal Rose’s rise to executive chef of Tribeca Grill is an inspiring story of talent, persistence and hard work. As a child on St. Vincent and the Grenadines, he was encouraged to cook by his grandmother (Granny Rose). Kamal moved to New York at age 15 years, and in his senior year of high school he got the opportunity to do an internship at Tribeca Grill. Working his way through every station in the kitchen from garde manger and tournant to head of Banquets and then to sous chef, Kamal perfected his craft with focus and determination. In 2009, he won a $20,000 scholarship in a national cooking competition and also earned a diploma in Culinary Arts from the Institute of Culinary Education. Kamal’s work ethic, passion and leadership earned him a promotion to executive chef in the summer of 2012. At Tribeca Grill he oversees a close-knit team and shares the vision of his mentors, former head chef Stephen Lewandowski and restaurateur Drew Nieporent. His signature dishes reflect his Caribbean heritage, his travels and his desire to showcase local products. Kamal has cooked at many noteworthy events including the James Beard Foundation, Kristen Ann Carr Fund, City Harvest and Share Our Strength. Kamal’s most recent feat is his victory over Shannon Bard on Bobby Flay’s Food Network show, giving him the opportunity to compete with the famous Bobby Flay himself.