ICA: Flay vs. Knibb
West coast chef, Jason Knibb challenges Bobby Flay to a special seafood showdown. Whose cuisine will reign supreme?
Jason Knibb is the executive chef at NINE-TEN in La Jolla, CA and has been since 2003. Prior to that the Jamaican born chef was the executive chef at Robert Redford’s Sundance Village where he oversaw all food & beverage operations located on the resort property, including the Foundry Grill and the renowned Tree Room restaurant. Knibb started his career working with Wolfgang Puck at L.A.‘s Eureka restaurant.
Chef Knibb has also logged time in the kitchens of Yamaguchi, Tournant and Rockenwagner. His career has seen him work in Hawaii, Poland, Southern California and he was even profiled on Bobby Flay’s “Food Nation – Best of Utah” episode. In 2009 Knibb was inducted into the San Diego Chef Hall of Fame – he was one of the first three chefs to be inducted.
Waiting for Knibb in Kitchen Stadium is Iron Chef Bobby Flay and his team of haute hotties Rene Forsberg and Christine Sanchez. In 2007 I interviewed Bobby for ‘Zalea Magazine. You probably can’find a copy of that issue anymore but you can enjoy the interview in my Kindle single Dinner Conversations: 39 Interviews with America’s Favorite Culinary Movers and Shakers.
The judges for Battle: Caviar were Cady Huffman, Simon Majumdar and Laura Calder.
Check below for the outcome.
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Taste: 19 Taste: 14
Plating: 12 Plating: 12
Originality: 13 Originality: 11
Total: 44 Total: 38