Christopher Fread "The Flavors of the Mediterranean with an Upscale Twist"
Chef Christopher Fread whose cooking is true to his mediterranean roots has 12 years of Culinary Experience. Christopher’s vision is to satisfy the guest’s culinary palate through his philosophy, “The Flavors of the Mediterranean with an Upscale Twist”.
Some of Christopher’s Accolades include becoming the 2010 Best Teen Chef of Fort Lauderdale to receiving the James Beard Foundation Down South Scholarship to competing in multiple culinary competitions to performing cooking demo's at The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. Chef Christopher’s experience includes working with all varieties of cuisine in all establishments from a la carte, fine dining, fast casual, family style, lounge, country club, and even specialty venues. Highlights of places he has worked in and interned in include Boca Green’s Country Club, Daniel Boulud’s Cafe Boulud, Daryl and Oliver’s Cafe Maxx, Kouzzina by Cat Cora at Walt Disney World, Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, and Disney’s Polynesian’s Village Resort.
Quite accomplished for starting in the industry at the young age of 14, Christopher’s fascination for culinary began at age five. When he was always caught peering over the wooden counter on his tippy toes trying to see what was going on in the kitchen. He was always watching Yiayia (which is Greek for Grandmother) cook away to sights of the boiling sauces and the smells of lamb roasting in the oven. It was his Yiayia’s dedication to traditional Greek food that made him realize cooking was his passion.
Christopher is a graduate of the International Culinary School at the Art Institutes for a Bachelor of Science in Culinary Management and graduated in December 2013 with" Magna Cum Laude and Outstanding Culinary Achievement Award” Christopher currently resides as a Sous Chef for the Walt Disney Company and is currently working at the Polynesian Village Resort. Our team is responsible for the daily operation of all Food and Beverage Venues at the Resort, Including research and product development of those current concepts to keep pushing the boundaries to exceed our guest expectations.
"Christopher has the passion and the drive to be a big success in today's industry, Best of luck and Keep Cooking" - Chef Paula DaSilva Hell's Kitchen Finalists and Executive Chef in South Florida area
"In all my years of cooking, I have never met a Chef like Christopher Fread. He not only shares true magic but knows how to bring people into a relationship with great food." - Chef Jason Kieffer Park City Medical Center
"Christopher is a passionate, talented and dedicated chef who has impressed me with his creativity, work ethic, and attention to detail in and out of the kitchen." - Chef Erik Mathes Owner of Kitchen Coach
“Christopher Fread, Culinary Personality has a very well developed skill set. Christopher has demonstrated culinary professionalism on every occasion that we have worked together. Attention to detail, food safety and understanding the client’s needs are his specialty.” - Scott Seddon Brand Manager Pero Farms
"Christopher Fread was very influential in helping us create bird-safe recipes that humans and parrots can share, without sacrificing any of the flavor or style." - Dave Womach Owner of Birdtricks.com