Kevin ‘Chef Kev’ Ashade
Chef Kev, who runs the food trucks, is a French-trained culinary professional from the world-renowned Culinary Institute of America in New York.
He was born in Dallas, TX, but spent his early childhood in the U.K. and Nigeria. After graduating high school, he went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in culinary arts management from CIA. Chef Kev then returned to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and worked in a number of restaurants, including Craft at the W Hotel, Nana at the Hilton Anatole, and The Oceanaire Seafood Room.
He has served as a private/family chef for nearly 10 years, preparing his gourmet catering for a number of Dallas-based executives and professional athletes in the National Baseball League, National Football League, and the National Basketball League. In April of 2016, Chef Kev appeared on the Food Network show “Beat Bobby Flay,” where he did in fact beat celebrity chef restaurateur Bobby Flay with his winning coq au vin recipe. (You can now try this dish, “Have Merci,” for yourself at his restaurant Pangea.)
Chef Kev created Pangea as a home base for his favorite recipes and gourmet dishes so that Dallasites and people visiting from all over the country can experience the best flavors that food has to offer. You can also experience his dishes at the two food trucks, Dallas Taco Company and Dallas Barbecue Company located in Prosper/McKinney area of Texas.