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 AZCentral.com 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.