Chef Kevin J. Nape has been in the field for over 33 years, starting as a bus boy and fry cook at Roberts’ Family Restaurant in Wauconda, Illinois, to earn money for college but quickly fell in love and decided to make the culinary arts his main priority. Kevin worked his way up the ranks from there as a sous chef in a wide variety of culinary landscapes from country clubs, hotels, fine dining, convention centers, and sporting venues. Kevin has been Executive Chef for over 17 years, serving up fine cuisine for Quad Cities in the Illinois and Iowa area, in establishments such as TPC of Deere Run, Grand Harbor Resort, Swing of the Quad Cities, Iowa Events Center, Davenport Good Samaritan Center, and Hotel Blackhawk in Davenport, Iowa. Now in Savannah, Kevin is currently making his name stand out with Savannah Riverboat Company.
Kevin’s favorite foods to make are barbecued meats along with any kind of soup or sauce. Kevin’s culinary approach takes a unique emphasis on custom prepared
cuisine created by his experienced culinary team and setting new expectations for catered events & special diet menus. Kevin brings his knowledge and culinary expertise to every special event. He is constantly exploring for future wine and beer dinner packages, along with high-end catered events for the future.
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November 6-12, 2017
The Savannah Food & Wine Festival is presented by the Tourism Leadership Council, a 501-(c) 6 organization, with proceeds benefiting the TLC Scholarship Fund, with educational opportunities for hospitality program students in colleges and universities in the Coastal Empire and many local charitable organizations.