2018 Talent

Jack Gilmore

Owner/Chef, Jack Allen's Kitchen

Jack Gilmore’s bold, flavorful style hails from his experience across the Gulf Coast region of the South and his upbringing in the Rio Grande Valley. Combined with his extensive work with “old school” Cajun chefs, German master chefs, and some of the best cooks in the Southwest, Gilmore has brought spirited Texan cuisine to Jack Allen’s Kitchen, now with two locations. Gilmore’s upmost respect for Texas farmers and the state’s delicate growing seasons were the inspiration behind his first cookbook, Jack Allen’s Kitchen: Celebrating the Tastes of Texas , which released in October 2014.