Cooking is a matter of course for Chef Kevin Belton, who teaches at the New Orleans School of Cooking and has been instrumental in introducing visitors from around the world to the delicacies and rich traditions of Louisiana. Along with more than 7,000 hours of lessons he has been involved in at the School of Cooking, Kevin has given many cooking demonstrations and courses throughout Canada and the United States.
He has been a guest chef in several cooking programs, including Ready Set Cook, Emeril Live, Life Love, and Lunch, Taste of America, and Food Fighters. In 1999, he was the chef and co-host of Big Kevin, Little Kevin – a BBC series that featured Kevin Woodford, a British celebrity chef. Although the series was recorded in the United States and the United Kingdom, it was broadcast throughout Europe, New Zealand, Australia, and Asia.
Read on to learn more about Chef Kevin Belton Bio, Married, Wife, Height, Age, Family, Is He Dead?
Chef Kevin Belton: Bio, Age
The actual date of birth of Kevin Belton is still unknown, but some sources claim that the famous chef was born in 1960. The identity of his parents has never been revealed either, although it is common knowledge that his mother is of French-Caribbean descent, while his father’s heritage is a mixture of English, American, and French. Being born in New Orleans makes him an American citizen, but his ethnic background is mixed. There is no information about his siblings about their identity, and no one knows if Chef Kevin Belton is an only child or not.
Nor is there any information about his academic qualifications, but it is suspected that he went all the way to college to study hotel management. Kevin was between 7 and 8 years old when he began experimenting with food and learning different cuisines under the guidance of his mother and grandmother.
After graduating from college, he was hired as a teacher at the New Orleans School of Cooking. He has been teaching at this school for over two decades and to this day he counts more than 7,000 cooking lessons that the veteran chef has completed.
Chef Kevin Belton is co-author of the cookbook Big Kevin, Little Kevin – Over 120 recipes from all over America and Great Britain by the TV station Odd Couple, the cookbook was published by Ebury Press. He currently has a best-selling cookbook from Amazon – Kevin Belton’s Big Flavors of New Orleans.
He is also a chef at the CBS subsidiary WWL’s Morning Show and also works with WYES-TV, where he hosts many of their popular cooking marathons. Kevin has a WYES President’s Award under his belt and is also ranked among Louisiana’s top 20 chefs by the American Culinary Federation. It’s safe to say that the celebrity chef has pulled back the curtain to reveal what makes New Orleans’ famous cuisine so delicious.
Family – Is He Married, Who is His Wife?
Chef Kevin Belton is a married man, although the details of his married life have never been revealed to the media as he tries his best to protect his spouse from public attention. However, it is a known fact that he has a couple of grown children, two sons, Kevin Jr. Belton and his younger brother Jonathan Belton. It is important that Kevin also taught his sons how to cook because their housework was always done at the kitchen table.
It seems that the celebrated chef is not only a husband and father but also a grandfather through his first son Kevin Jr. who is already married. Chef Kevin Belton and his wife Christina also have a much younger son named Cameron Belton.
Chef Kevin Belton Height
Chef Kevin Belton stands at a gigantic height of 6 feet 9 inches. The culinary expert is currently working on weight loss; he talked about his weight problem on his Facebook account. According to him, he is making progress in his weight loss efforts and is currently packing up all his old clothes that are too big for the people who need them.
The details of his other body measurements have never been published, but it is common knowledge that he is a bald man with dark brown eyes.
Is Chef Kevin Belton Dead?
It is not uncommon for the media to be curious about the fate of celebrities and often wonder who is alive or dead, and Chef Kevin Belton is no exception. By all indications, Kevin Belton is alive and well, there have never been rumors of a death in his name, and he has never been seriously ill in the past.