Sue PhillipsJuly 9, 2021
Walter ThorneAugust 27, 2022
The Diabetic Chef, Certified Executive Chef, Cookbook Author, Public Speaker, National Spokesperson
In 1993, while attending the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Chris was diagnosed with Type I diabetes at age 27. Since diagnosis, Chef Chris integrates techniques used in top restaurants to enhance the flavor of food with meal-planning and food preparation in the home. Chef Chris is a nationally recognized author, public speaker and spokesperson for all people affected with diabetes. He has made it his personal mission to educate diabetics and their families about food and a healthy lifestyle.
Chef Chris is a Certified Executive Chef with over 25 years experience in the culinary field. With his focus on healthy cuisine, Chef Chris is an authority on diabetic nutrition and food preparation. He has been featured in TIME Magazine, USA Today, CNN, Southern Living magazine. National television appearances include “DLIFE” and “Taking Control of Your Diabetes.”
Chef Chris’s cookbook: The Diabetic Chef’s Year Round Cookbook along with Cooking with The Diabetic Chef, are published by The American Diabetes Association. Both cookbooks provide simple tips, cooking techniques and a wide range of easy to prepare recipes the whole family will enjoy! Beverly S Adler, PhD, CDE, Editor; also, featured Chef Chris in her book: My Sweet Life- Successful Men with Diabetes.
He has served as a Associate Editor for Diabetes Forecast Magazine, published by The American Diabetes Association and a Contributing Editor for Better Homes & Gardens Diabetic Living® magazine, and has served as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board.
Chef Chris served as Executive Chef for Team Type 1 as the team raced cross-country and won the 2010 RAAM Race / “Race Across America.” Chef Chris also serves as a guest Celebrity Chef for Holland America Culinary Arts Center, providing healthy and nutritional cooking demonstrations along with recipes reflecting the country and cuisine.