Rathbun Brothers Defeat Bobby Flay
ATLANTA, GA., - February 25, 2008: ATLANTA, GA., - February 25, 2008: Chef Kevin Rathbun of Atlanta and his brother, Kent Rathbun (Dallas) became the first Georgia Chef to defeat an Iron Chef on Sunday's night Iron Chef America Series. Kevin and his brother, aka, "The
Rathbun Brothers" commanded the show and created five different dishes with the "secret
ingredient" of Elk.
Whose cuisine reigned supreme? According to the three judges which included, Food Author,
Ted Allen, Rapper Bone Crusher, and Exec Chef, Alexandrea Guarnaschelli, The Rathbun
Brothers cuisine reigned supreme and scored a fifty to Flay's forty-six. Scored on Taste,
Originality and Plating, the Rathbun Brothers received high marks from the judges with one
saying, "I'm in awe."
The battle began with Chef Kevin Rathbun and his brother standing in the smoke filled hall with a
determined cross-armed stance by Kevin Rathbun. Responding to the host on why they were
there, Kent Rathbun said, "We are here to win." And win they did by creating dishes that
included Elk Carpaccio, Seared Chili Rubbed Tenderloin, Elk Meatballs, Fajita Marinated Elk
Loin, and Manchego Gougeres Stuffed Elk Liver.
To celebrate the victory, Kevin Rathbun threw a party at Kevin Rathbun Steak, which benefited
The Atlanta Community Food Bank. They raised $11,000.00 from the sold out Iron Chef
America viewing where guests got to celebrate and watch the show with Kevin Rathbun.
A photo of Kevin Rathbun can be taken from
About Kevin Rathbun: Kevin is the owner of the nationally acclaimed Rathbun's, Krog Bar and
the newly opened Kevin Rathbun Steak, all in Atlanta, Georgia. Previously, Kevin has worked
with renowned chefs and restaurateurs like Pano Karatassos, Bradley Ogden, Emeril Legasse,
and Stephen Pyles. He had appeared on nationally televised show that include: Food Network, Today Show, Good Morning America, Rosie O'Donnel Show and has been featured in Bon APpetit, Food & WIne, Esquire, Details Magazine, Sky Magazine, RAVE Magazine, Southern Living, The New York Times, Travel & Leisure, National Geographic Traveler, Veranda Magazine, Nations REstaurant News, USA Today and Better Homes & Garden. He has participated in the Taste of The NFL for the past 17 years. His restaurants have received awards from Esquire, Details and Travel & Leisure. From 1999-2003, Chef Kevin was the Corporate Executive Chef for the Buckhead Life Restaurant Group, and oversaw many of the
ABOUT KENT RATHBUN
Executive chef and owner of Abacus in Dallas and Jasper's in Plano, Austin and The Woodlands, Kent Rathbun has cooked at the James Beard House in New York on several occasions and was nominated as the James Beard Foundation's Best Chef: Southwest in 1999, 2002, 2003 and 2004. He has repeatedly appeared on a number of TV shows, including the Food Network's "Chef du Jour", Cooking Live with Sara Moulton, "Ready Set Cook", the CBS Early Show, the Rosie O'Donnell Show and NBC's Today Show. Rathbun has been featured in Esquire Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, Rosie Magazine, Bon Appetit, Southern Living Magazine, Nation's Restaurant News, Elle, Veranda Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. He was honored to be one of the featured chefs for the Bush 2001 Inaugural Ball and has participated in the Pre-Super Bowl Event, "Taste of the NFL" for the past four years. Passionate about charitable organizations, Rathbun is actively involved in the American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, Zoo to Do, the North Texas Food Bank and the American Heart Association. To learn more about Kent and his culinary c
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