Culinary Quip: Chef Kim Miller-Boivin, Manitowoc Foodservice Corporate Chef drives culinary innovation through worldly experience
Chef Kim Miller-Boivin is a culinary expert on two continents. Her early career started in England, where she sharpened her culinary knives as a Chef for the British government. She was able to create at the Royal Mint and the House of Parliament which meant cooking for heads of states and dignitaries from around the world. “I was able to develop and experiment with a variety culinary cuisine from around the world. Cooking for such a wide variety of culinary needs allowed me to grow beyond what I could have ever imagined,” says Chef Miller-Boivin “It was great experience for me as a young and upcoming chef, and the knowledge is something I still use today.”
Chef Miller-Boivin decided to move to the United States in order to continue her culinary career and help grow young aspiring chefs. She took several executive chef positions in the resort industry upon her arrival to Florida. She became the first female chef in the 100 plus year history of the Belleview Biltmore Resort and Spa in Bellaire Beach, Florida. “It was a true honor to be the first female chef at the Belleview Biltmore, but even more exciting is it allowed me to influence operations and grow staff, which I now use every day at Manitowoc Foodservice.”
Chef Miller-Boivin currently uses her past expertise and experience to facilitate her relationships with top chains in her role as Corporate Chef at Manitowoc Foodservice in New Port Richey, Florida. “Working with Manitowoc Foodservice allows me to use my knowledge of running an operation and my desire to be creative to think outside the box and deliver solutions that will grow additional operations.”
Q: What is your favorite or signature dish to prepare? A: It’s a dish that is rooted in childhood memories and time spent with family. We used to have a fabulous roast at my nana’s house on Sundays. Now I create my own version of Sunday dinner with my kids including a roast with all the trimmings. There’s just something magical about the crunchy roast potatoes and any kind of roasted meat with gravy and some fresh vegetables. It’s just so comforting.