With more than 25 years of culinary experience and extensive four-star hotel knowledge, Chef Kilen brings a wealth of expertise and fine dining insight to 700 Drayton Restaurant. Guests will love his take on the ever-popular local Savannah favorites with a touch of world-class flare.
Chef Kilen joins 700 Drayton Restaurant from his most recent position as the executive chef of The Commerce Club in Atlanta, Ga., where he brought a “diverse, culinary fare” according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Kilen was also responsible for the opening of the Palm Beach Restaurant, a successful Caribbean-style restaurant in the Atlanta suburbs, which he owned and served as general manager and executive chef for three years. Additionally, Kilen has served as executive chef in several notable Atlanta, Ga. establishments including, The Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center Hotel, Bold American Food Company, Emory Conference Center Hotel and Marriot International. His portfolio boasts a number of awards and accolades including, a Silver Medal in the US Chefs Open in 1991, as well as achieving highest banquet-guest, comment card score of all Hilton hotels in the Continental US, beating world famous properties such as the Waldorf Astoria and Beverly Hilton. Before arriving in the United States, Chef Kilen received a culinary degree from The Culinary Institute in his hometown of Kristiansand, Norway, in addition to a certification in Business Management from Kristiansand Handels Skole.