Chris grew up in New Malden, and was first inspired by cooking with his mum using produce from his grandparents’ allotment – he attributes his love for food to this.
After several years working in London's top restaurants and gastropubs, Chris finally achieved his dream of being offered a position by Jamie Oliver at Barbecoa. His love of barbecue and live-fire cooking made it too good a chance to miss!
In 2010, Chris joined the opening team – he was trained by Adam Perry-Lang and worked his way up to head chef in 2015, enjoying time with Jamie developing menus that showcased new cooking methods and skills.
To this day, leading a large team of chefs from all over the world inspires Chris to experiment and try out new processes – his menus have been nationally acclaimed.