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