Jack Gilmore


Owner/Executive Chef of Jack Allen’s Kitchen

Jack Gilmore’s bold, flavorful style draws from his experiences across the Gulf Coast region of the South and his upbringing in the Rio Grande Valley. Combined with his extensive work with “old school” Cajun chefs, German master chefs, and some of the best cooks in the Southwest, Gilmore has brought spirited Texan cuisine to Jack Allen’s Kitchen, now with three locations. Gilmore’s first cookbook, Jack Allen’s Kitchen: Celebrating the Tastes of Texas, was released in October 2014.


• If he’s not at one of the JAK locations, he’s at the lake or fishing on the Gulf Coast
• Learned about sourcing locally from son and chef, Bryce Gilmore
• Loves spending time with his wife LuAnn, his sons and his grandbabies
• Cheers on the UT Longhorns and Round Rock Express
• Gives back to many charities including Lone Star Paralysis Foundation
• Will travel
• Available for TV and public speaking appearances
• Available for catering private dinners and events


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