Chef Chris Starkus
Chef Chris Starkus grew up in Santa Clarita, California, enjoying from-scratch family meals made with local produce (and love) by his Italian grandmother and great-grandmother. After graduating from culinary school in Las Vegas, he took an apprenticeship under Chef Alexandro Stratta at Renoir in The Mirage, eventually rising to assistant executive chef at STRATTA. In 2013, Starkus joined the flagship Urban Farmer restaurant in Portland, Oregon, competed on Food Network’s “Chopped” and studied beekeeping at Oregon State University. His experience and dedication to Sage Restaurant Group led him to Denver in 2017 as the Executive Chef of Urban Farmer Steakhouse.
At Bursting with Bubbles Brunch