Kim Grant Realtor Associate
Kim was born in Gainesville, Florida (a real Florida "cracker") and raised in the Sarasota/Ft. Myers, FL area before graduating from Ft. Myers High School. She then attended Florida State University (Go "Noles") in Tallahassee where she majored in Hotel / Restaurant Administration.
After graduating from FSU, she attended the New England culinary institute in Vermont where she perfected her cooking and culinary skills.
After leaving the NE Culinary Institute, she began her career advancement as an Executive Chef with the Hyatt Hotel group in Orlando. She was the Executive Chef at the Tradewinds Beach Resort on St Pete Beach, and later became the Executive Chef at The Heritage Grill in downtown St. Petersburg, FL.
It was at The Heritage Grill where she was selected as the First Female Chef in the State of Florida to win "The Golden Spoon Award" (presented to the top 20 chefs in the State of Florida by Florida Trend Magazine).
Later, Kim became Sysco’s Westcoast Florida Corporate Chef at their headquarters -- the role that would lead her to a 20-year career in food sales.
Kim joined Waterside Realty Group in June 2018 after retiring from the food service industry. She has lived on Bonita Beach for 20 years, is an avid boater, beach walker and enjoys the beautiful sunsets. She enjoys time with family, her many dogs, and of course 'cooking'!!