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G. Garvin

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7, 1976
Atlanta, GA
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7, 1976 (age 45)
Atlanta, GA


James Beard nominated chef and cookbook author who served as the host of the TV One show Turn Up the Heat with G. Garvin, as well as the host of G. Garvin: The Road Tour. He later was selected to host The Cooking Channel's Road Trip.

Before Fame

He worked as a line cook at Atlanta Ritz Carlton-Downtown before heading to the Ritz Carlton-Rancho Mirage in California. He worked as a sous chef at Noa Noa and as an executive chef at Morton's and Kass Bah.


He released a cookbook called Turn Up the Heat with G. Garvin in October of 2006 which earned an American Literacy Award as well as a NAACP Image Award nomination. His follow up cookbooks were Make it Super Simple with G. Garvin and Dining In.

Family Life

His name is Gerry Garvin. He has a son named Maxwell and a daughter as well.

Associated With

He and Keyshawn Johnson partnered up to open Reign Restaurant, before he opened his most well known restaurant G Garvin's.