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Chef Drew Johnson
Chef Christopher “Drew” Johnson began his cooking career at a young age growing up in the north western Alabama town of Russellville where he worked for his family owned regional BBQ restaurant “The Speedy Pig”. At an early age, Chef Drew began developing his passion and work ethic, both so very important elements of his chosen career.
After moving to Alaska in 2005, Chef Drew worked in various concept restaurants while attending the University of Alaska’s Culinary Program.
In 2008, Chef Drew began his tenure at Kincaid Grill starting in the Sauté / fish station. During Chef Drew’s first two years, his own self starter attitude quickly developed his proficiency in all facets of both the dining room and in-flight catering operations. Chef Drew’s unparalleled passion for food and his consistent focus and drive earned him a promotion to Sous Chef in 2010.
After a few short months, when the opportunity presented itself, Chef Drew was promoted without hesitation to Executive Chef overseeing all restaurant and catering activities.
Chef Al Levinsohn proprietor of Kincaid Grill writes “ I have never worked with a chef with the drive, respect and passion for the Culinary Arts as I have with Chef Drew. His pallet for pairing flavors and textures, his professional approach to his staff, and his compassion and genuine service attitude to our guests make me proud to have him represent Kincaid Grill.
Chef Drew’s accomplishments include participation in several cooking competitions and fundraising events. Chef Drew has been Guest Chef on both television series, What’s Cooking with Chef Al and Cooking AK with Chef Patrick Hoogerhyde. Chef Drew has been featured in editorials both for Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute as well as Alaska Magazine. In the fall of this year, Chef Drew will hold the rank of Chef Rotisseur as he is to be inducted into the prestigious Chaine de Rotisseurs, the world’s oldest and largest food and wine society.
Chef-Owner Al Levinsohn
Chef Al was born in Southern California and raised in the Seattle area before moving to Alaska. He began his career working for Seattle area hotels in the late 70’s where he was promoted to his first Sous Chef position at age 18.
With Al’s passion for food, the outdoors and desire to move to Alaska, his dream became reality when he began working at the Crow’s Nest Restaurant in 1984 under the direction of Chef Jens Haagen Hansen. In 1986, at the age of 23, Chef Al was hired on as Executive Chef to open the Clarion Hotel Anchorage.
During his 8-year tenure with the Clarion and Regal Alaskan Hotel, Chef Al was given a great opportunity to excel his culinary & management experience.
In 1994, Chef Al moved on to open the Alyeska Prince Hotel and Resort as Executive Sous Chef. In 1996, two years after the Hotel opened, Al was offered the task of developing the menu concept and implementing the kitchen set up of Anchorage’s flagship brew pub, the Glacier Brewhouse. In the summer of 1996 after opening and operating the Glacier Brewhouse, Chef Al was given an opportunity to return to Alyeska as the Executive Chef overseeing all the resorts food outlets including the famed four diamond restaurant, The Seven Glaciers.
In January of 2003, Chef Al’s dream came true when Al, along with his wife Raine, opened Kincaid Grill .Throughout Chef Al’s career, he has built up his list of accomplishments to include the following:
- 5 time AAA Four Diamond Award, Seven Glaciers Restaurant
- Professional cooking experience in Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok & Pusan Korea.
- Certified food and beverage Executive through the American Hotel Motel Association
- Television appearances on local channels as well as the food network
- Guest Chef at the James Beard House in New York City 1999
- Gold medal winner, Alaska seafood challenge 1989
- Bronze medal winner, National Seafood Challenge Charleston S.C.1989
- Two time winner, one pot cookery competition U.A.A.1998,1999
- Chef Rotisseur Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs 1998