Before taking a job with Ethan Stowell Restaurants, Kristofer was cooking his way through college in California. Up until graduation he hadn't realized that he didn't want to work in an office—he has loved cooking in various kitchens ever since. He has worked locally at Lechosho and Cinque Terre Ristorante. Within ESR, Kris has been the chef of Bramling Cross and Super Bueno before taking on the role of Executive Chef of ESR Casual Concepts.
Yuba City, CA
First Restaurant Job
Pete's Pizza, Pasta & Grill
Last Restaurant Job
Cinque Terre Ristorante, Lecosho and many more…
Alternate Universe Career
Favorite Late Night Snack
Best Meal Ever
The one that is surrounded with family and friends—those are the ones that create memories.
Not to over-complicate, food and live are both about balance and finesse.
What do you love about Seattle?
The ability and close proximity to fresh seafood, proteins and produce; and being able to be in almost any environment within an hour's drive.
Memorable Kitchen Disaster
When pulling lamb shanks from the oven, the braising liquid ended up all over my ankles, feet and floor—saved the shanks!
Can't Live Without
My wife & cheese
What's On The DVR?
What's On The Nightstand?
Rotating cookbooks—and an empty bowl of ice cream.
What's On The iPod?
What Have You Learned?
That there is always room for growth; strive to make yourself a little better everyday.