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Calvin Davis
New Maker!
Kansas City, MO


Calvin Davis is the owner and executive chef of Freshwater in Kansas City, MO, and Revival restaurant inside the Hotel Frederick. Davis attended the Culinary Institute of America. He interned in Miami and then, back in KC, worked for Gram & Dun, Milieu, Local Pig and Local Pig Westport, before landing an executive position at New Orleans restaurant Marti’s. He spent two years at that Parisian-inspired brasserie in the French Quarter. Davis eventually returned to Kansas City, where he started a series of pop-ups under the name Freshwater, as well as pop-ups with chefs Mickey Priolo and Rick Mullins as a part of Soil Collective. Freshwater opened as a brick + mortar in 2017.