Gil Barnes


As the Chef de Cuisine at on forty-one, Gil Barnes has his hands full and he would have it no other way. Originally from Birmingham,Alabama, Gil prides himself on his strong southern roots and looks to them for influence and creativity. His passion for cooking started while he was working in restaurant kitchens during his high school years. He went on to study at Jefferson State Community College and earned a degree in Culinary Management in 2014. His move to Charleston in the summer of 2015 led him to cook at local favorites such as Craftsmen Kitchen and Hometeam BBQ. After moving up the ladder and working as pit master and sous chef at Smoke BBQ, Gil took his newest and current role at on forty-one. When he isn’t cooking up a storm, you can find him scuba diving or snowboarding.

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