Chef Christopher Tanner, CEC, CCE, AAC has had a career spanning many areas of our industry including gigs in culinary research and development teams for Campbell Soup Company, Culinary Education Director, and Executive Chef of restaurants and resorts throughout the U.S.. He has over 25 years of solid foundation in the culinary arts. He is a Certified Executive Chef and Certified Culinary Educator with the American Culinary Federation (ACF), and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Chefs the ACF’s honor society. He is an ACF approved judge, past NE Region chairperson for ACF competitions, and holds more than 50 culinary competition medals between the ACF and the Société Culinaire Philatropique.

He has held various board positions with local ACF chapters and has been awarded Chef of the Year, Chef Educator of the Year, and the Chef Professionalism Award from these chapters. Nationally he has been awarded the ACF Presidential medallion for his contributions to the industry and growth of culinarians and chefs. Chef Tanner holds an associate degree in culinary arts from Schenectady County Community College, a bachelor degree of business administration from State University of New York at Delhi and a master degree in gastronomy from Boston University.