ronnie allen, chef

Ronnie Killen

Executive Chef

Ronnie Killen began cooking at the age of eight, and he’s never looked back. By age 23, he owned his first restaurant, Killen’s Kountry BBQ, and opened Killen’s Sports Café five years later. However, it was while working part-time at the Brownstone, a fine dining establishment in Houston, that the desire to pursue a career in culinary arts emerged.

In 1997 Killen enrolled in the renowned Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute in London, which trained such noted people as Julia Child, Ming Tsai and Martha Stewart. None of these celebrities, however, achieved perfect scores across all of their disciplines as Killen did, ultimately graduating from the prestigious culinary academy first in his class and with the Honor of Distinction.