A classic chef with a surprising twist to many of his dishes, Chef Devin is truly an asset to CBC.
After moving to Tulsa with his family in 1971, Chef was only 13 years old, but that did not stop his dream of working in the food industry. Although underage, Camelot Inn hired him as a dishwasher, and a year later he was promoted to a cook’s position. Fast forward to now: “I believe I have gotten to where I am today through dedication, hard work, positive attitude and attention to detail,” says Chef Devin Levine. He is also a long time member of the American Culinary Federation (ACF) and currently is chapter president of the local organization. Part of the first class to graduate from American Culinary Federations Educational Institute (ACFEI) in the mid-United States, he is a Certified Executive Chef (CEC) with the ACF.
Throughout the years he has been Chef for a countless number of famous people, including three presidents; Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan and most recently at the 2012 NATO Summit for Barack Obama. Chef also had the opportunity to cook for Arnold Palmer’s final PGA appearance and Tiger Woods Championship Dinner along with cooking at five Masters Champions Dinner at Augusta National Golf Club. Having moved all around the country, Chef lived in Miami, New York City and Chicago before finally settling down here in Tulsa and calling it home ever since. Chef says, “Tulsa is a wonderful city to grow up in and raise my family. It is just big enough and yet small enough to get a big city experience, but also have that small town feel where you can meet many people and be involved in the Tulsa community.”
You can now find Chef at either the BOK Center cooking for some of the most famous and influential music artists in the world or you can find him in full catering mode across the street at Cox Business Center for some of the largest and most prestigious events in Tulsa. When you book your catered event at CBC, you benefit from his creativity and years of experience!