Chef Kenny Gilbert

Chef Kenny Gilbert

THE BEAST IN THE KITCHEN

Chef Kenny Gilbert is best known for his appearance on "Top Chef" Season seven, where he displayed a big personality and instantly became one of the most likable cheftestants to date. An award winning-chef and restaurateur, Gilbert’s career spans over two decades and has graced him with opportunities to travel around the world and learn the authentic techniques and flavors of global cuisines. He has always had a love of cooking. Growing up in Cleveland, Ohio with roots in the South, his father was an avid BBQ man and his mother, a fantastic home cook.

An entrepreneur, Gilbert launched a product line of spices and sauces in 2015. His restaurant Silkie’s Chicken & Champagne Bar is in Jacksonville, Florida showcasing a global take on the iconic Southern chicken and biscuits.

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ESTABLISHED OCTOBER 2020

Silkie's is an upscale casual restaurant featuring Chef Kenny Gilbert’s Signature Fried Chicken, Biscuits & Champagne Cocktails located in Jacksonville's Historic Springfield area. Guests can expect comforting Southern cuisine combined with international flare inspired by Chef's world travels bringing flavors never experienced before.  

Silkie's opened by Chef Kenny & his wife Anna Gilbert, inspired by the luxurious idea of chicken and champagne. Silkie's serves fresh signature drop biscuits, chicken biscuit sandwiches, and other entrees, sides, and starters. Each week and day features specials inspired by other cultural cuisines. Enjoy a creative Champagne/Sparkling Wine Cocktail Menu and finish off meals with a sweet treat from our bakery case filled with Mini Fresh Pies, Cakes and Cobblers.

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Catering

LET US CATER YOUR NEXT EVENT!

Creative Starters like Blistered Shishito Peppers & Cauliflower served with Champagne Vinegar Dressing, Pickled Mustard Seeds and Maldon Sea Salt will be a great Plant-Based Starter to enjoy.

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Specials

Jerk BBQ Oxtails $33 🔥🔥 Truffle Smoked Gouda Mac & Cheese, CKG’s Collard Greens
10:00 AM - 09:00 PM

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Location

1602 Walnut Street
Jacksonville, FL
32206

Hours

Closed Monday and Tuesday
Wednesday- Thursday 4-9pm
Friday - Saturday 10a - 9pm
Sunday 10a - 3p