OWNER & EXECUTIVE CHEF
as seen on Food Networks Program, Chopped “ Bacon Boys”
What do Motley Crue, KISS, Black Eyed Peas, Katy Perry, Blink 182, Godsmack, Tori Amos, and Linkin Park all have in common? They had Chef Gray Rollin, Owner of BELLY, as a personal chef in over 66 countries for 10 years. His last tour being with Linkin Park to more than 40 countries including Asia, Europe, South America, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and more. He attended the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco. Chef Gray graduated with an A.O.S. degree in Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts. Upon graduation, Chef Gray became Sous Chef at I'O Restaurant in Lahaina, Maui. At I'O he was mentored by Chef James McDonald and learned the art of Pacific-fusion cooking. After three years in Maui, Chef Gray moved to Washington D.C. to open Nage, an "east-coast" eatery. There he created seasonal menus often with a strong Pacific-fusion influence. The reviews in D.C. were remarkable, including "The chef from Hawaii is magical" and "'The Crabby Catch' as Chef Gray called it, is a staple from his days in Hawaii and punches up the flavor. The Washington Post said "Get into the swim before the swells do." And, the Georgetowner called his food "Shamefully delicious, edible concoctions."
Chef Gray also attended the Chaing Mai Thai Cookery School in Thailand. He is the winner of five local iron chef competitions, including two at the CCA and two at the Maui Iron Chef competition. His food has been featured on the cover of Maui Menu magazine and he participated in a nine-episode TV show in Hawaii. He has volunteered with the D.C. Food Fight Fundraiser in D.C. and with Loaves and Fishes in Richmond, CA. Chef Gray Rollin was also a contestant on the Food Networks program Chopped. Come to Belly, you will love it!