Joined the restaurant: August 2002
Initial job: Part-time Pizza Chef
Job History: Joined Portofino from school.
What do I like about working here? I enjoy the work atmosphere in the kitchen. I love creating nice dishes.
Favourite dishes I like cooking: Sea Bass with fennel and rosemary butter. Slow cooked lamb shank. Salmon with mussels and chive sauce.
Favourite dishes I like eating: Tomato and basil bruschetta. Beef fillet or sirloin steaks. I am really into Indian food at the moment.
Favourite holiday: Anywhere hot and busy. Magaluf in Spain is my best to date.
Places I'd like to visit: Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Lapland at Christmas!!
Heroes: My parents, Marco Pierre White, Gordon Ramsey.
Thoughts: "Don't take life too seriously, you may not get out alive!"
Krimo says: Chris has gone from strength to strength since starting out with us nearly six years ago. He was given the opportunity to progress and he took it. He is a good listener and a quick learner. His cheerful disposition is a great asset in the very busy environment of Portofino's kitchen.
"Chris, I honestly love your easy going personality and happy face at Portofino. Keep up the good work!"