Chris joined Avery Brewing Company as executive chef of its restaurant and tap room. His menu infuses Creole, smoked barbecue, Southern comfort food and traditional pub favorites with seasonal, locally sourced ingredients to create a unique dining experience. Quality is Avery’s brewing mantra, and Chris mirrors this in his beautifully crafted dishes. His passion for Creole fusion was galvanized while working under master chef Gerhard Brill at the Perdido Beach Resort in Alabama. He then moved to Boulder, spending seven years at Jax Fish House and 10 years at the West End Tavern on Pearl Street.