About Kelsey Barnard Clark

Kelsey Barnard Clark is a spicy Southern chef and mother hailing from Dothan, Alabama. After two years of parent-mandated “real college,” Kelsey left the Deep South to learn from world-class chefs at the Culinary Institute of America in New York. She fine-tuned her skills in Manhattan’s top restaurants, Café Boulud and Dovetail, before returning to her roots in Alabama to launch her catering business and restaurant, now known as KBC. Recently, Kelsey competed in Top Chef Season 16—nine months after having her first child. She became the fourth woman and first Southerner to win the Top Chef title. In addition, she became the second person in sixteen seasons to win both the title and Fan Favorite. @kelseybarnardclark