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David Gilbert

May 16, 2016 | Spring 2014 ChefsSpring 2015 Chefs

David Gilbert



Chef David Gilbert is a Michigan raised Chef who has an impressive work history and has over 23 years of experience in the culinary world. His reputation warrants him a nationally recognized Chef for his creativity and culinary talents, and as the visionary behind some of Detroit’s most acclaimed restaurants. He has worked at some of the most acclaimed restaurants in both the United States and Europe such as the French Laundry (Yountville, California), L’Astrance (Paris, France), Martine Berastegui (San Sebastian, Spain), and Michel Bras (Laguiole, France). He moved back to Michigan in 2005 to take the position as the Chef at the Rugby Grill in Birmingham and in 2008, took the helm at The Forest Grill in Birmingham as Executive Chef.

With Chef Gilbert’s extensive knowledge and experiences in nouvelle French cuisine and traditional French cuisine made him an ideal leader in Detroit’s culinary industry. Working at numerous three-star Michelin rated restaurants in Europe and highly rated American restaurants has given him his devotion to culinary excellence.