"Chef Gibson B" is a 14 year old chef from Hoboken NJ, who now celebrates his 4th year of Culinary adventure. From Food Network appearances to his own YouTube channel, Gibson continues to build upon his Culinary resume in hopes to become a professional chef in the future. His main influences continue to be the Chef personalities that appear on Food Network, in hopes that he too one day can be successful in mixing Food with Entertainment. Interestingly enough, Gibson made his first appearance on network television at the of age 9 as a feature character on TLC’s Cake Boss (2011) season 5 episode 10 “Prize Cow, Pop-Tarts, and a Predicament”.
In what catapulted him into Kid Chef stardom, Gibson was the winner of Food Network Rachael vs. Guy Kids Cook-off Season 2 (September 2014 #RvGKids). He appeared in all six episodes of the show, featuring Guy Fieri and Rachael Ray, which were filmed in Los Angeles over a three-week span in July 2014.
As the grand prize for winning the show, Food Network awarded Gibson three of his own webisodes on foodnetwork.com entitled The Jersey Shore Kid. The series celebrated New Jersey based restaurants The Ritz Diner (Jersey Ham and Egg Sandwich), Ship Bottom Shellfish (Seared Scallops and Corn Relish), and Alstede Farms (Farm Fresh Strawberry & Blueberry).
In addition to a mention in the New York Times, Gibson has been covered by NJ’s largest newspaper, The Star Ledger, three times for his involvement with Food Network, including a special Thanksgiving edition for “dishes kids would love that even an adult can master”. Gibson continued his culinary adventures in 2014 by volunteering for the Whole Foods Foundation/My Social Canvas in their Rainbow Salad campaign, as well as Kula for Karma as a celebrity guest desert chef. Gibson supported Classic Thyme cooking school in Westfield, NJ and attended the New York City Wine & Food Festival as a guest of Food Network.
Gibson started a very busy year by hosting a cooking competition at Kings Foods in Short Hills, NJ, and participating as a Celebrity Guest Judge at the 8th Annual Hoboken Chili Cook Off and the 3rd Annual Hoboken MutzFest. Gibson made his first formal speaking engagement in front of the 5th grade student body of Hamilton Township NJ Schools.
The TV camera continued to follow Gibson in early 2015, including a spotlight on Guy Fieri's Diners Drive-Ins and Dives ('Roadtrippin') as well as an interview on PBS’ Life & Living with Joanna Gagis. In early Spring, Gibson hosted his own sold out cooking demonstration at Hoboken's state of the art cooking school The Hudson Table, which included Natalie Morales from the NBC Today Show as a participant.
In April, Gibson launched his own YouTube series called "Kid In The Kitchen" where he demonstrates how to make creative dishes for kids and grown up's alike. In June, he was invited to take his series backstage at the NJ Seafood Challenge to interview top chefs competing to represent NJ in a National Competition.
In early summer, Gibson partnered with the United Way of Long Island in the "Lil Wings" Chicken Wing Challenge, to raise awareness for the Long Island Youth Build Program.
Gibson played Ice Hockey with the NJ Wild Bantam Hockey Club out of the IceHouse in Hackensack, NJ and was a featured in an article USA Hockey Magazine's October 2015 issue "Chef Surprise".
Gibson has recently expanded his focus to include roles outside the kitchen, including auditions for network pilots and current kid-themed television shows.
Time Magazine's Time For Kids invited Gibson down to their new NYC Kitchen to give a demonstration of his Chicken Tacos signature dish.
Guy Fieri has always been kind to Gibson, and this year was no exception. Gibson was invited to appear on an episode of Food Network's Guy's Grocery Games on July 17th with fellow Food Network Kid Chef alumni.
Gibson reached another milestone in December, when he appeared as a co-host on Food Networks' Beat Bobby Flay along side The Kitchen's Sunny Anderson.
As Gibson had a very good run of fortunate experiences in 2016, he decided to end the year by giving back to the Community in which he resides. In December he volunteered at the Women's Rights Information Center in Englewood, NJ to help raise money at their annual Women, Wine and Chocolate fundraiser. Gibson also visited with an aspiring fellow kid chef who is recovering from Leukemia. They banded together one snowy afternoon and cooked up a small feast of Italian dishes for his family and neighbors.