Celebrity Chef Ron Duprat (Top Chef, Iron Chef, and Bar Rescue) shares his inspiring stories of personal commitment, passion in action, and the power of giving back.
Chef Ron Duprat is an over achiever. He has come a long way from his 27-day journey on a boat from his Haitian homeland (Mare Rouge) to the pinnacle of culinary prowess here in South Florida. Using his grandmother’s recipes, he pulled himself up from poverty to serving his specialties to top professionals, dignitaries and heads of state. Utilizing fresh seafood and local produce, he has worked with well-known personalities like Emeril Lagasse, Tyler Florence, Giada De Larentis, Randall H Cox, Adam Savage, Guy Fierri, Masaharu Morimoto and Alex Askew.
He has been seen at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, The Atlantic City Food & Wine Festival, the James Beard foundation Dinner, the Taste of the Nation; NBC6, the 16th Annual Cultural Awareness Salute Dinner black-tie gala in New York City and in national publications like Vogue and Travel + Leisure. His recipe was featured on Oprah.com. He has been awarded (along with his team) “Best of the Best” for three years while serving as the Executive Chef of the Montauk Yacht Club. While in Naples, he also worked at La Playa Beach Resort, Pelican Bay, Little Italy, Frascatti’s and Cloyde Steak and Lobster House.
He is part of the Cordon Blue board of advisors, a board member of Flipany, a culinary chair for the Black Culinary Alliance (BCA), member of the International Youth Foundation, Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign, and No Kid Hungry advocate. He was recently the manager at Real Men Cook in Miami and has helped the March of Dimes.
He began his passion for culinary creation as a teenager. At the young age, this allowed him to attend Ecole de cuisine La Varenne.