Kevin Copeland, co-owner with wife Beth of Chef & Kitchen, passed away on Saturday, March 16. Born November 4, 1959, Kevin became a natural in sales. After working for a number of Fortune 500 companies, Kevin started, along with Beth, the online site Chef & Kitchen, based in Independence, Mo.
According to Janis Johnson, President and Founder of Gourmet Catalog, Chef & Kitchen joined the GC Group in 2010, with plans to open a brick and mortar store. “A frequent attendee at industry events sponsored by Gourmet Catalog, Kevin exhibited a keen eye for product and had an inherent knack for making good marketing decisions for the web-based shop. He will be greatly missed by stores and vendors,” said Johnson. Chef & Kitchen will continue to operate under the guidance of Beth Copeland.