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Kevin lives in Atlanta with his wife, Melissa. In his rare downtime, he enjoys time with family, dining out with friends, reading cookbooks, and traveling. Kevin also admits to having a secret passion for restaurant design--which is evident the moment you enter any of his gorgeous restaurants--and claims that’s what he would like to pursue “in another life”. In addition to his busy daily life, Chef Rathbun is an active, passionate advocate and fundraiser for a growing list of favorite charities. He gets the most satisfaction from his work on annual fundraising events like Taste of the NFL / Kick Hunger Challenge, No Kid Hungry, and Taste of the Nation. He also regularly raises funds on behalf of Open Hand Atlanta, Share Our Strength, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and many more. Kevin sits on the board of the Atlanta Community Food Bank and is a Co-Chair for Open Hand Atlanta. My culinary passion is making people happy. My mother was a maître d’ for 40 years—she exuded hospitality. It is something that was instilled in me my whole life. I choose to give happiness and well being by way of food, service, and genuine goodness.” --Chef Kevin Rathbun