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Experienced and awarded Private estate Chef with a demonstrated history of working in the restaurant and catering industries, specializing in Mediterranean cuisines with a Moroccan sub-specialty.
2018 NVFF Opening Gala Featured Chef, 2017 Food and Wine "Ten to Taste", 2016 SF Chronicle "Cabernet, Cookoff", 2015 Wine Spectator "Best of the Valley"
2012, 2013, 2014 winner SFTT peoples choice "Best private chef service",
Wild food Foraging instructor. Skilled in Menu Engineering, Event Logistics, Training, Recipe Creation, Foraged Ingredients, Mycology, Catering, Food & Beverage, Food Cost Analysis, and Cooking. Strong entrepreneurship professional with a BFA from U-Arts, and a PA focused in Sports Nutrition from Solano Community College with an externship at Stanford University.
Current "Chef in Residence" For Alpha Omega / Domaine Carneros,
Current Advising Chef for The San Francisco Consulate: Netherlands, Germany, France, Greece
For me, cooking is...
Being a Chef means you are in the "making people happy business". From wedding celebration to a cup of tea on a cold day, food is universal.
I learned to cook at...
At 15 I had my first job as a dishwasher/prep cook. I then spent the next 20 years around the world working for people who knew more than I did.
A role model in the kitchen is...
Aanaleau, the woman who watched me and 20+ kids in a 2 bedroom flat cooking 2 meals and take home dinners from an old single burner stove.
A cooking secret...
#1 Love what you do. #2 Love picky people: you always know exactly what they want. #3 Study and practice, practice, practice.
As a Private Chef, I can offer you:
Simply tell me what you're craving! I would love to create the perfect menu for your special occasion in Napa.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Napa. You name it!
Interactive or demonstrative, I can provide showcooking services all around Napa.
Trust me as a culinary consultant to help you with your concept in Napa.
Christian's Food Gallery
We all eat with our eyes first! Below you can find a little demonstration of what I can bring to your table.
Book your experience with Chef Christian
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.