Kent Rathbun

Owner and Chef of Imoto Dallas / Iron Chef Winner

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Why Did Kent Rathbun Choose Lynx?

"As a chef, I have been fortunate enough to work with many brands of equipment but when it comes to outdoor appliances, I find Lynx to be the Porsche of outdoor kitchen products."

- Kent Rathbun


You would be hard pressed to find someone whose food journey comes close to that of Chef Kent Rathbun. His fascination with food began at the tender age of 5. When most kids are learning to field a ground ball, he was obsessing over back-of-the-house prep, learning the skills and commitment to excellence that has driven his approach ever since.


He began his professional career as an apprentice at La Bonne Au Buerge, a 5-star French restaurant in Kansas City. From there he worked under some of the best chefs in the country, with stints at Mr. B’s in New Orleans, Kansas City's American Restaurant and Milano’s, and, in the Dallas, The Mansion on Turtle Creek and The Landmark at the Warwick Melrose Hotel.


A true Texas legend, Kent is equally well known nationally. From Presidential inaugural balls to the premier events in football and golf, to network TV appearances with the celebrities of every stripe, Kent is one of the country’s go-to chefs when the focus is on great food and great times.

Most recently, Kent and his wife Tracy opened Imoto Dallas in June 2018. Inspired by the restaurant in Paris’ Buddha Bar where the atmosphere transforms throughout the day. Imoto is one of the hottest restaurants in the Dallas scene today.


Throughout the year, Kent Rathbun hosts private parties in his beautiful home which features a Lynx outdoor kitchen.


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