Food Network Star
In 2005, Chef Chris Santos introduced the world to his unique brand of communal dining with his debut restaurant, The Stanton Social. Inspired by Santos’ own world travels, The Stanton Social’s multi-cultural menu, designed for sharing, made for experiential dining with cuisine as delicious as it was entertaining. The New York Times praised his innovative talent, in which he tweaks traditional classics with an “infectious playfulness.” In December of 2010, Chris welcomed a sister restaurant, Beauty & Essex, to the Lower East Side.
Aside from his ongoing tenure as a judge on Food Network’s hit show, “Chopped,” and his exciting partnership with Chef’d, Santos has three ambitious new restaurant projects in the works, which will finally expand his unique brand to a West Coast audience, as well as bring a new concept to his home base of downtown NYC. His first personalized entry in a line of new and exciting sauces recently became available to consumers and he is beginning work on his highly anticipated debut cookbook due in the spring of 2016.