About Chris

I’m a former marketing consultant, having worked with top Fortune 500 brands – and then everything changed, when I followed my heart into the world of the kitchen.

I became a chef, restaurant owner, author and speaker, having spoken on 2 TEDx stages and for companies, organizations and schools all over the country focused on leadership, career fulfillment and inspiring others to live their best selves.

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Author

My first book, Making the Cut: What Separates the Best From the Rest an Amazon Bestseller profiled the world’s most acclaimed chefs and told their stories of success, failure, and what it takes to make it in the cutthroat world of restaurant kitchens.

Keep an eye out for my second book that should be released in late 2017, entitled Lead Like Chef: The 7 Principles That Guide Powerful, Successful and Humane Leaders.

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Author

My first book, Making the Cut: What Separates the Best From the Rest an Amazon Bestseller profiled the world’s most acclaimed chefs and told their stories of success, failure, and what it takes to make it in the cutthroat world of restaurant kitchens.

Keep an eye out for my second book that should be released in late 2017, entitled Lead Like Chef: The 7 Principles That Guide Powerful, Successful and Humane Leaders.

FREE CHAPTER

Speaker

Having appeared on over 100 TV segments on stations across the Southeast, the natural next step for me was to take the stage and to share my message with a wider audience. My first TEDx talk in Norfolk led to another one in the town of my alma mater, Tuscaloosa, AL 2015.

Since, I’ve spoken with companies large and small and with brands well known and others that aren’t so much.

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Latest Articles

One of the Secrets to Doing Your Best Everyday

Yesterday I had a conversation with a guy who had spent his entire adult life cooking. He was a chef — that is, until recently. He was running a kitchen, had become a chef and then one night, out of nowhere, he had a brain hemorrhage, then a coma and lost function in...

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A New Podcast Interviewing the Most Successful Individuals

I’ve tried so many different things in my life and career. The next logical step seemed to be starting a podcast. Over the last few years I’ve developed a pretty good size following, but even so, I’m widely unknown, especially when it comes to the people that have...

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Lead Like a Chef: A Talk @ ACF Chicago 2017

I had the opportunity to connect with the American Culinary Federation's conference in Chicago where I gave the keynote talk to open up the conference, and there, I dove into the essence of what it means to be a "leader" and what that entails. How do we build...

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