Chef Geir's Biography
About Chef Geir Kilen
With more than 25 years of culinary
experience and extensive four-star hotel
knowledge, Chef Kilen is known for his
wealth of expertise and fine dining insight
into cutting edge cuisine with a touch of
world-class flare.
Chef Geir Kilen , Instructor at Virginia
College, former Executive Chef of 700
Drayton Restaurant and  the executive chef
of The Commerce Club in Atlanta, Ga.,
where he brought a “diverse, culinary fare”
according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
Kilen was also responsible for the opening of
Palm Beach Restaurant, a successful
Caribbean-fusion restaurant in the Atlanta
At The Mansion for St. Patrick's Day
I am hosting 2014 James Beard's
Celebrity Chef Tour
Cooking show in my former "Palm
Beach Restaurant" in McDonough
Interview with Mrs Mathis, Henry
County Commissioner
suburbs, which he owned and served as general manager and executive
chef for three years. Additionally, Kilen has served as executive chef in
several notable Atlanta, Ga. establishments including, The Wyndham
Peachtree Conference Center Hotel, Bold American Food Company,
Emory Conference Center Hotel and Marriot International and other
international Executive Chef positions.

Locally, Chef Kilen has been honored with hosting and participating in
the James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef Tour in Savannah, GA. The
ultimate collaboration dinner, featuring several award-winning James
Beard Foundation Chefs, one of the most exciting culinary events in

His portfolio boasts a number of awards and accolades including, a
Silver Medal in the US Chefs Open in 1991, as well as achieving highest
banquet-guest, comment card score of all Hilton hotels in the Continental
US, beating world famous properties such as the Waldorf Astoria and
Beverly Hilton. Before arriving in the United States, Chef Kilen received
a culinary degree from The Culinary Institute in his hometown of
Kristiansand, Norway, in addition to a certification in Business
Management from Kristiansand Handels Skole.