Chris Garr covers the EAT portion of our podcast due to his culinary ass-kickery! He is a larger than life, boisterous kind of guy who loves to drop an F-bomb or ten. Chris is great guy who loves to throw down and enjoy good beer and/or bourbon, cook some great food, and hang out with friends and family.
We will talk with other chefs, and purveyors of the food and drink that the Northwest has to offer. We want to learn about and promote the products and the people behind those local companies.
Raised in Eastern Washington, Chris Garr started his cooking career as a prep cook in Winthrop, Washington at Sun Mountain Lodge, a popular mountain resort. At that point, he knew that he had found his life’s career and decide to pursue full time. He promptly moved to Spokane to enroll in the culinary department at Spokane Community College — graduating with top honors. While attending school, he worked at the opening of Spencer’s Steakhouse, a new restaurant concept by Doubletree. After graduation, Chris expanded his culinary skills and worked at a boutique-style French restaurant, The Winged Lion, as well as at a fine dining Italian restaurant, The Italian Kitchen. For a brief time, he even worked as a pastry chef. In 2001, Chris moved to Seattle to work at Salty’s on Alki as the assistant banquet chef where he was quickly promoted to Sous Chef. After three years, he left to work at Wolfgang Puck Catering at Benaroya Hall before ultimately coming to Ivar’s Acres of Clams as Executive Chef.