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Professional Career


Chef KDJ has been around the world as an Executive Chef, Professional Demonstrator, TV host, Motivational Speaker, and more! 

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Professional Career


Chef KDJ has been around the world as an Executive Chef, Professional Demonstrator, TV host, Motivational Speaker, and more! 

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. 

Master Chef Edward Janos is my mentor and I owe my culinary skills to him. He took a genuine interest in me at an early age and created the foundation that my career is based on today.
— Chef KDJ

CELEBRITY CHEF

Chef Keith Jones was a Celebrity Chef Host for Eatertainment. He had the honor of hosting Champagne Chef (Japan), Taste of Belize (Belize), and was the featured chef on Spike TV's Bar Rescue.


Certified Chef for Restaurant Equipment

Electrolux Professional, Alto­-shaamRational

  • ­ Provided customized training on how to work equipment with one-on-one instruction to kitchen staff of 20+

Certified Chef for Residential Equipment

Sub-Zero/Wolf

  • ­ Showcased features and benefits of equipment through cooking demonstrations using Sub-Zero/Wolf appliances.

Corporate Chef

Coosemans of Denver

  • Taught consumers how to incorporate specialty produce into their menus.

  • ­ Taught high school classes a seven-­lesson program on how to start a business and write a business plan
  • ­ Received recognition from teachers and Junior Achievement staff

The Seasoned Chef

  • ­ Facilitated group cooking classes upon owner’s request.

Corporation Clubs of America

  • ­ Facilitated cooking classes.

Executive Chef

Honey Smoked Fish

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

Mountain High Appliance

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.


Culinary Ambassador

Showcase Events

  • ­ host and culinary demonstrator for food and gift shows
  • ­ engage audience with chefs onstage, interim entertainment

Celebrity Chef & Host

­ Eatertainment

Eatertainment Intro

  • ­ Champagne Chef, host (Japan)
  • ­ Taste of Belize, host (Belize)
  • ­ Bar Rescue, featured chef (Spike TV)

Author

Cooking Up Your Dreams

The Beginning of One Man's Journey from Cooking T.V. Dinners to Cooking Dinners on T.V. 

Available at Amazon


Other notable appearances

  • The International Golf Tournament
  • 2002 Winter Olympics
  • 2007 Women's Expo (Denver and Des Moines)
  • 007 Epicurean Escape in Jamaica
  • 2008 Restaurant and Culinary Expo
  • National Restaurant Association Convention
  • rapevine Grapefest
  • Democratic and Republican conventions
  • Houston Rodeo
  • Rolex Equestrian Time Trials
  • NASCAR events
  • Ferrari Challenge (race series)
  • Junior League's Kids in the Kitchen event with Girl Scouts
  • Junior Achievement (multiple appearances)
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Motivational Speaker & Health Advocate


Motivational Speaker & Health Advocate


HOW CAN A CHEF BE MOTIVATIONAL?

...when the chef shares his personal story of trauma and triumph, from cooking TV dinners to cooking dinners on TV.

...when he encourages audience members “If you don’t have a dream, then go out and get one, and by all means ­ pursue it!”

AND HE LIVES IT.

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.

HE INSPIRES KIDS:

  • ­ From his former high school,
  • ­ Keynote at ProStart statewide conference, and
  • ­ Many high school appearances in several states

Chef Keith Jones currently serves as Executive Chef for Honey Smoked Fish where he represent health benefits and nutritious recipes on local TV, radio, cooking segments, interviews, and advertisement.


Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign

The First Lady brought chefs to the White House to announce the program. These chefs then returned to communities to bring messages to kids and parents about healthy eating by visiting schools and hosting cooking demos, including Cooking Matters, which teaches low income people how to eat healthy. Learn more.


Additional APpearances

Eat Tastefully: Entertaining with Grains & Greens

October 2009, Colorado Convention Center

  • Jones was hired by ad agency to create nutritious recipes and provide a recipe demonstration for 200-­300 audience members of the health profession.

Boys and Girls Clubs

Michigan and Idaho

  • He provided healthy cooking demonstrations to up to 300 youth.

Junior League's Kids in the Kitchen Event with Girl Scouts

April 2006