Certified Angus Beef is “beefing up” it’s culinary team with the addition of Chef Kenny Scott as executive sous chef at the brand’s renown Culinary Center.
“Certified Angus Beef has a very talented culinary team, and with the addition of Chef Kenny and his unique skillsets, we’ll continue to raise the bar,” says Chef Venoy Rogers III, Culinary Center executive chef.
As executive sous chef, Chef Kenny will be part of the team that shapes the brand’s culinary focus while hosting and inspiring global partners in every segment of the beef community at the Culinary Center. From recipe development to beef innovation, he brings new ideas to what’s possible with the best beef.
Prior to joining Certified Angus Beef, Chef Kenny was part of the Michelin Star Oceana chef team before moving to Northeast Ohio where he worked with Chef Jonathon Sawyer at Trentina, then Chefs Paul Minnillo and Matt Mytro at Flour.
In 2018 he opened Larder Delicatessen and Bakery with Chef Jeremy Umansky, which specializes in fermentation, and locally sourced ingredients. Larder was a 2019 James Beard Best New Restaurant semi-finalist.
“One of the things I’m looking forward to bringing to the Culinary Center is my passion for modernizing and elevating traditional dishes,” says Chef Kenny. “I love finding ways to take a less utilized cut and turn it into something extraordinary. In a way, it’s about finding ways to broaden the pantry, including things like beef charcuteries and miso made from beef trim.”
Chef Kenny, a two-time James Beard Best Chef Great Lakes semi-finalist has been a Certified Angus Beef brand ambassador since 2018. Most recently, he was a chef at Cleveland’s Cordelia, working alongside Chef Vinnie Cimino.
“I’ve known Certified Angus Beef for a long time— they’ve always been an important partner,” he says. “Now, I’m looking forward to working with everyone that’s part of this community.”
The Certified Angus Beef Culinary Center is located at the brand’s headquarters in Wooster, Ohio. With over 100 events each year, it offers one-of-a-kind beef butchery and innovation, and hands-on beef business learnings to the brands global partners from ranch to plate.