President & Chief Executive Officer
Choosing the restaurant industry at a young age was easy for Chris and he has found success in each position he has held, from Line Cook to Executive Level roles in multi-million dollar organizations. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in 1979, with an Associate Degree in Occupational Studies, Chris continues to enjoy his relationship with the culinary side of the business.
Chris was a key contributor to the growth of McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants, from 8 units to 94 units and then, when purchased by Landry’s Inc., led the transition into the new organization. His next stop was leading Uno, Due, Go! – a fast casual offshoot of Uno’s Pizzeria and Grill where he worked on further development of the brand.
Since joining Rosa Mexicano in 2015, Chris has been involved in all facets of the business, including providing operational structure, developing a team of senior leaders, leading the culinary innovation efforts and guiding the organization to overall financial improvement.