The Mission For My Life Is...
To inspire confidence in others and empower change through positive mindset and tools that encourage big thinking and action taking; Living a life by design, not by default.
It all started with a stool, spatula, cast iron pan and two eggs at the ripe age of 4 years old. This is when
my career began as a Chef and never really showed any sign of slowing down. I decided at thirteen
years of age I wanted to be a Chef and knew that food is what I wanted to be around.
I studied at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY and also completed training with Certified
Master Chef Ed Jano in Garde Manger, special training in Ice Sculpting, Nutrition and Advanced Italian
Cuisine. I completed my internship at the Hyatt Waikoloa in Hawaii with world renowned Chef Rene
Metler. Christopher is well rounded and has worked virtually every position there is in the hospitality
After graduating from culinary school I flew out to Aspen, Colorado where I worked at the famous
Poppies Bistro Café, attaining a Four Star status during my two year tenor there. Since then I have been
the Executive Chef at the Cherry Valley Country Club in Skillman, New Jersey, Chef/Owner of La
Mezzlauna Restaurant, Regional Chef with Wolfgang Puck in Philadelphia, Boston and Washington D.C.,
Vice President of Operations for Xfinity Live! Philadelphia, Realtor with REMAX Ready & currently the CEO/Managing Partner for Keller Williams Philadelphia/Principal of Philadelphia Signature Properties/Partner for GO ABSTRACT Services.
In 1998 Christopher Stevens was honored with the New Jersey Chef of the Year by the Chaine des
Rotisseurs. He has also been recognized by the American Culinary Federation for Participation in both
the James Beard Awards and the Governor’s Inauguration Ball. He has personally cooked for well-known
celebrities like Cher, Chevy Chase, Bill Walton, Billy Joel, Dr. Ruth, Baryshnikov, Oscars and Celebrity Chef Tom Collichio just to name a few. Christopher has also written articles in Bloomberg News on Wild Salmon, Life of a Chef and several Gourmet Recipes.
Christopher enjoys spending time with his wife Erin, son Jake and daughter Stella. He is an avid Cross Fitter, winemaker,
reader, golfer and aficionado of bourbons/whiskeys.