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 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, Brdley 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 7 course Chef’s table tasting menu. Alter received 4 stars from the Miami Herald in November of 2015 making it the only
restaurant to obtain 4 stars in 2015. Alter was also named restaurant of the year by Eater and Chef Kilgore, chef of the year by the same publication.
In 2016, Alter was named semifinalist for the prestigious James Beard Awards in the category Best New Restaurant, and Chef Kilgore in the category Rising Start Chef of the Year.
Most recently Chef Kilgore was named Best New Chef in America by Food & Wine Magazine.