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Fair
Humidity: 18%
Barometer: 30.09in
Visibility: 10.00mi
Wind: 0mph S
57°F

Meet the Chef

Originally from northern California's wine country, Chef Chris has traveled from Hawaii to Switzerland training and growing his passion for food.  His foundation and education were with a top local Chef/Owner in Santa Rosa, CA where he was born and raised.  After graduating from the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco as the youngest student in their history, Chris surged forward to an apprentice program at The Kenwood Restaurant under the direct supervision of Chef/Owner Max Schacher.  Chris attributes his entrepreneurial drive to Chef Max and Chef/Owner Michael Quigley of Cafe Lolo, where he obtained his first kitchen position as a Chef.

Passionate about learning new cuisines and growing in the culinary arts, Chris moved across the Pacific to Hawaii.  The ethnic cuisine of the islands led Chris to celebrity Chef Roy Yamaguchi's, Roy's Restaurant.  "I loved working in Hawaii and thrived off learning the cuisine."

Chris rapidly earned new opportunities and was promoted with Roy's to Executive Sous Chef in Tampa, FL and finally to Executive Chef Partner in Summerlin, Las Vegas, NV.  Chef Chris celebrates noted awards such as "Best New Restaurant 2001" and "Best Seafood Restaurant 2005" by the Las Vegas Review Journal.

Chef Chris arrived in Arizona as Corporate Executive Chef for another celebrity, country singer Toby Keith.  Chris was instrumental in opening Toby Keith's restaurants across the country.

In 2011 Chris joined Tonto Verde as the Executive Chef.  Here, Chris has developed an outstanding culinary team and they all enjoy sharing Chef's unique versatile styles of modern cuisine with the members and guests.

Reservations may be made online by selecting Make A Dining Reservation or calling our Hostess at 480.471.0438.