Owner/Operator, Frank & Lola’s Neighborhood Restaurant and Bar
Since a young age, Gilbert had a passion for cooking and would cook with his parents at home. “I started working at 14 and always had a restaurant job while going through school,” he says. “My passion grew, and I made the decision to attend culinary school in Denver.” After working on Denver’s restaurant “circuit” for several years, Gilbert and his wife, Katy, decided to move to Oklahoma to raise their family, and in 2008 Gilbert stepped out on his own to open Frank & Lola’s. He says his claim to fame is Frank & Lola’s pork green chili, a recipe that took years to perfect.