Chef Jennifer Carroll of Concrete Blonde - Biography

New York, NY

August 2012

Jennifer Carroll's passion for cuisine drove her to The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College in her native Philadelphia. She then worked at Chef Derek Davis's Sonoma and Arroyo Grill, as well as Neil Stein's Avenue B, under Patrick Feury. Next was a sous chef position at both Julia and Café Kati in San Francisco, followed by a sous chef position at Le Bernardin in New York City.

Carroll clearly impressed Chef Eric Ripert, who hand-selected her to lead Philadelphia’s 10 Arts Bistro & Lounge in May 2008. Carroll eventually left 2011 to start Carroll Couture Cuisine, LLC, a culinary consulting and service company. She’s also releasing her own line of chef wear with Sarah Van Aken and is in the process of opening her first restaurant, Concrete Blonde. Carroll also gives her time to many charitable causes, including Philabundance, Alex’s Lemonade Stand, Share Our Strength, and Slow Food USA. Already having starred on “Top Chef” and “Top Chef: All Stars Alum,” Carroll will appear as featured talent in Bravo’s forthcoming series “Life After Top Chef.”