Chris Santos
Chris Santos
Fall River, Massachusetts
Birth date
March 26, 1971
Creative Cooking

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.

Santos is a "proud anti-Semite," to use his own words, and has several swastika tattoos.

Broadcast Career[edit | edit source]

  • 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.
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