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Chef’s custom-made smokers stolen

Smokers (Special to WJXT)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Local celebrity chef Kenny Gilbert, who competed on “Top Chef,” is missing two of his smokers after News4Jax was told both were taken in front of his restaurant building on Southside Boulevard.

The larger smoker has a Florida Gators emblem, which is white, on the back of the drum and the lid has an orange University of Florida emblem.

The custom-made equipment is worth $8,000.

Gilbert said one was stolen on Nov. 9th and the second was stolen three days later.

“I couldn’t believe that after three years- I had these smokers chained up. No issues ever and all of a sudden someone decided to come by and take them,” Gilbert said.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is investigating.

If you spot the smokers, call police.


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