Interview with Kevin Gillespie from Top Chef

I recently got the chance to interview Kevin Gillespie from Top Chef Season 6. He is a big supporter of bacon and even uses lard in a lot of the recipes at his restaurant. Check out the interview to learn about is favorite ways to use bacon and what he has a tattoo of on his arm.

Also, please note, the interview happened the day after I got back from vacation so I was a little off my game. What I am trying to say is, it’s not Kevin’s fault for it being a slightly rough interview at times. In fact he seems like a really great guy and I wished I could have chatted him more.

If you couldn’t guess by the beginning of the video, Kevin is a part this year’s International Bacon Day Celebration in Cincinnati, Saturday September 4th. He will be hosting the Beggin’ Bacon Bash, a bacon event dedicated to our K9 friends and their owners. The event will feature live music and activities for both two-legged and four-legged bacon lovers.

“Because dogs – and their owners – share a hilarious obsession for bacon, Beggin’ wanted to create an exciting, dog-friendly event for the entire family that’s all about bacon,” said Stephen Trammell, assistant brand manager, Nestlé Purina Dog Snacks brand pet food.

I agree with Stephen that a dog-friendly bacon event needed to be created but I am not sure what they mean when they say our obsession for bacon is hilarious.

Anyway, I would like to thank Kevin for taking the time to talk with me about his love of bacon. And I hope his bacon event goes off without a hitch. For additional information about the events and attractions at the Beggin’ Bacon Bash, visit