Patrick Mitchell

Chef Patrick Mitchell, Ben E. Keith Foods

Meet Chef Patrick Mitchell 

Patrick is an Executive Chef/Culinary Advisor for Ben E. Keith Foods based in Ft. Worth, Texas. He is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America with 41 years experience in the industry. Patrick is an American Culinary Federation Certified Culinary Judge as well as a member of the American Academy of Chefs since 2005; in 2004 he was awarded the ACF’s Chef Professionalism award.

Chef Mitchell has participated in culinary competitions and cultural exchanges in dozens countries over the last 24 years, including in the International Culinary Olympics in 1992 and 2012. He is team captain for the EWMCS Regional Team competing in the 2016 Culinary Olympics in Erfurt, Germany. He has won over 40 national and international awards, including a gold medal in the Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg, 2014. Chef Mitchell won the Texas State Chef of the Year for 2015, Chef of the Year for the Central Region of the United States in 2016, and was named the 2016 USA’s National Chef of the Year after winning the competition in Phoenix, Arizona at the ACF National Convention.