Chris Santos (born March 26, 1971), is a renowned New York City chef, and the executive chef and owner of the "Stanton Social". He has been a judge on Chopped for most of its run.
He graduated from Mt. Hope Senior High in Bristol, Rhode Island in 1989, and upon graduation enrolled at Johnson & Wales University - also in Providence - studying culinary arts. He initially planned on attending for only two years, but after the school awarded him a fellowship, he remained for two more years studying restaurant and hotel management. In 1993 he graduated with honors.
Though Santos appreciates his culinary training at Johnson & Wales, he considers himself to be more so a "self-taught" chef, having never undergone formal training under an esteemed master chef.
- Judge on the Food network series "Chopped". Competed in Chopped All Stars, chopped after the appetizer.
- Guest appearances on the "Rachael Ray Show," CBS's "The Early Show," "The Today Show," and the Food Network's "Heavyweights."
- Guest on Martha Stewart Radio.