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Chef Keith Denard Jones


Culinary Ambassador & Executive Chef

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Chef Keith Denard Jones


Culinary Ambassador & Executive Chef

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Meet Chef KDJ


Executive Chef
Professional Demonstrator
Motivational Speaker

Meet Chef KDJ


Executive Chef
Professional Demonstrator
Motivational Speaker

Originally from Detroit, Michigan

Keith Denard Jones is a world-renowned Executive Chef who currently serves as the face of Honey Smoked Fish in Denver, Colorado! 

Jones studied under certified Master Chef Edward Janos for eight years, learning classical French cuisine and techniques. He was certified as an Executive Chef in December 1999. Since his certification, he was won several medals from the American Culinary Federation culinary salons in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, and Colorado including the grand prize in the Clos Du Bois Wine and Food Pairing Competition. 

Jones has been featured on the YES Network (Yankees Entertainment Sports - New York), V-103 FM Atlanta, KUSA-TV, Rocky Mountain PBS, Mix 100.3 Radio, Rocky Mountain News, Mangia, Colorado Expression, Architecture and Design of the West, Denver Business Journal, Colorado Proud, and "5280" Denver's Mile High Magazine. His culinary variety show aired nationwide summer of 2006 on ColoursTV.


EXECUTIVE CHEF

Chef Keith Jones has been the Executive Chef at Honey Smoked Fish for 5 years.  As Executive Chef, he's the face of Honey Smoked Fish. He represents the brand on the most popular Colorado TV and radio stations like Colorado & Company and KOSI-FM. He also hosts numerous cooking segments and national speaking events.

PROFESSIONAL DEMONSTRATOR

Chef Keith Jones is the professional demonstrator at Mountain High Appliance in Louisville, Colorado. Mountain High Appliance hosts monthly Gaggenau Dinners & Demonstrations exclusive to small groups. He promotes the appliance features through carefully crafted recipe preparation.


MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER & HEALTH ADVOCATE

Chef Keith Jones grew up like a lot of youth in inner city Detroit. His counselor placed him in a foods class to learn culinary skills, of all things, in a time when young boys were not jumping to get in the kitchen ­ including this young boy Keith. Chef Keith tells his story of being inspired, which in turn inspires his audience ­ from battling poverty and oral cancer, to finding mentors who believed in him and ending up on TV, radio, and other public forums to share his love of healthy eating.

Chef Jones has a unique quality that combines his personal story so that students can believe that with hard work and dedication to their craft, their dreams can also become a reality.
— Chef Selene Toliver, Oakland Schools Technical Campus, Michigan
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He's In The Press


The Liveliest Entertainer and Host!

He's In The Press


The Liveliest Entertainer and Host!

Chef Keith Jones has built his reputation in the public eye as Executive Chef, Professional Demonstrator, Corporate Trainer, and Emcee for TV, radio, and national events. 

 
It was always a burst of energy when Chef Keith Jones would come on to our show. We always knew we didn’t have to worry about the segment lacking energy. He always ‘brought it’ big time.
— Joana Canals, TV Host on Colorado's Best
 
Chef Jones has a unique quality that combines his personal story so that students can believe that with hard work and dedication to their craft, their dreams can also become a reality. ­
— Chef Selene Toliver, Oakland Schools Technical Campus, Michigan