Christopher  Gross

Chef, Pastry Chef/Baker
Christopher Gross


About Christopher Gross

Christopher was a founder of the Arizona chapter of the American Institute of Wine and Food (AIWF), is on the National Board for the American Liver Foundation, has served as co-chair of the American Liver Foundation’s “Flavors of Phoenix,” and was Chair of the Share Our Strength’s “Taste of the Nation.” He was also on the National Advisory Boards for the James Beard Foundation and for the Art Institute of Phoenix. Christopher has been known to step up at the last minute to make dinner for Martha Stewart, cook in his personal kitchen with Julia Child, and graciously demonstrate how to make his most famous dish, Pied De Cochon, pigs feet, for media. He’s a favorite among locals, winning many “Best Restaurant Awards” from AZCentral, Arizona Foothills Magazine’s Best of Food and Wine, and Best Of Reviews and Awards from Phoenix New Times. Former critic Howard Seftel called Christopher’s & Crush Lounge one of Arizona’s finest dining establishments. His spirited interviews almost always tend to reveal the personal side of Christopher.


  • Lifetime Achievement Award 2016
    Scottsdale Culinary Hall of Fame
  • Best French Restaurant 2015
    Phoenix New Times
  • Award of Excellence 2015
    Wine Spectator
  • Diner’s Choice Award
    Open Table
  • Best New Restaurant
    Chicago Tribune
  • Best New Restaurant
  • America’s 10 Best New Chefs
    Food & Wine Magazine
  • Best Chef: Southwest
    James Beard Foundation
  • Culinary Award of Excellence
    Robert Mondavi

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