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10/9 am
on KET

5:30/4:30 pm
on KET2

Chef Dean Corbett and Corbett's: An American Place

Proprietor/Chef S. Dean Corbett is a familiar name in the Louisville dining scene. His restaurant Equus, which he started with his late father Jack Corbett, has been a mainstay for more than 20 years; equally successful (and adjacent to Equus) is Jack’s Lounge. Today, his newest venture - Corbett’s: An American Place - is cooking on the national scene … being recognized as one of the nation’s 20 Best New Restaurants of 2008 by ESQUIRE magazine.

Louisville Life catches up with Chef Corbett to talk about his hot new place, life outside the kitchen, and what's cooking next.

Dean Corbett’s extensive culinary background includes restaurant, hotel and private club experiences. He is also host of the weekly cooking show “Secrets of Louisville Chefs LIVE” on Louisville’s CW network.

Corbett’s: An American Place, located at 5050 Norton Healthcare Blvd. (a.k.a Old Brownsboro Crossing), opened on December 15, 2007.

The restaurant resides in the historic Von Allman Mansion, built in 1850. Unique features include the chef’s interactive tasting room and the limestone “wineskeller”.

The concept is regional American with international influences.

Outside his restaurants Dean enjoys spending time with his wife, Julie, and their two young sons, Jack and Max. In addition, Chef Corbett shares his home with two Golden Retrievers and two cats. Other hobbies include conducting cooking classes and hanging out with neighbors and friends.

Chef Corbett is also very active in the community, using the popularity of his restaurants to benefit a number of local charities and agencies. Among them are Gilda's Club Louisville and GuardiaCare. Learn more about Gilda's Club Louisville in this Season 2 story.

Footage from "Secrets of Louisville Chefs LIVE" seen in this story was provided by BMB Productions LLC.

Program 312
Father-and-son columnists Byron and Eric Crawford, Chef Dean Corbett, Pyro Gallery art co-op and opera legend Moritz Bomhard. (#312)