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Meet Kenny Collins | Cooking With The Chefs Tent

Kenny Collins

NC Seafood Festival Schedule
Sunday, October 2nd | Food Lion Cooking Challenge | 1:30 PM

Kenny is the fabulous chef at The Boathouse at Front Street Village. He is a Carteret County native and grew up learning to cook by both of his grandmothers. He has been cooking since the ripe age of 15.He began his culinary career working under chef Joe Loughry and has perfected his skills while working for great restaurants across the county.

He enjoys cooking and working with his hands. In his spare, time he coaches youth league football and recreation basketball. Kenny has three children, Dontarius, Malik, and Tyshauna Collins and three step-children, Sheldon, Jaylon and Donovan. He shares his life with his supportive girlfriend, Trisha.

Get To Know Chef Kenny Collins

What’s your favorite meal to make for friends?
London Broil with Greek Salad

Who is your greatest cooking influence? My two grandmothers

OIf you could make one dish, for the rest of your life, what would it be?  Shrimp & Grits, because there are so many varieties to the dish

What is your favorite comfort food? Homemade Mac-N-Cheese

Favorite seafood item to cook with: Any fresh fish

The Cooking With The Chefs Tent will be located at the corner of 4th and Evans Street, and will be open on Saturday, October 1st and Sunday, October 2nd.

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  • North Carolina Seafood Festival

    412 D Evans Street, Morehead City, NC 28557



  • Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: closed
  • Sunday: closed


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