Chris Chafe

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Currently Resides: St. John’s, NL (Hometown: St. John’s, NL)

Born and raised in St. John’s, NL, Chris Chafe is the executive chef at Magnum & Steins in St. John’s, NL. As a result of hard work and passion, Chris earned the role of executive chef at age 22. Chris began his culinary career working part-time as a dishwasher while attending university, and from there, he decided to pursue cooking full-time and landed the role of sous chef at Magnum & Steins. Completely self-taught, Chris honed his skills through apprentice work with experienced chefs including Antonio Esperanza and Blair Lebsack of Madison’s Grill in Edmonton. When he is not spending time with his partner and one-year-old son, Chris absorbs any information he can through television, recipe books, the Internet and other local chefs. Winner of the silver medal at Gold Plates St. John’s 2011, Chris continues to challenge himself by participating in local charity and community events. Chris looks forward to building on his experience and taking on new culinary experiences and opportunities within the local St. John’s food industry.


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