Chef Tour: Christopher Sorter

Introducing Chef Chris on our chef tour. 9 Chefs, 10 cities and at the end of it all 1 will have a restaurant.Chris Sorter

Let’s get one thing straight … Chris Sorter is a lady crusher. He steals hearts and styles your hair, right before he cooks a dinner maxed out with flavors that have never even been tasted before. He’s a modern-day Don Juan. But, keep your clothes on ladies – this lady killer is taken. And don’t worry dudes, he also crushes reps at the gym because it takes a real boss to toss around flavors this bold. This food is such a paradox of rustic and refined, there’s going to be brain explosions all over the building. Someone clean up this mess.

About the menu:

The menu comes from food that I like, but also the feeling of it. I love food that is too rich, too decadent. I like to cook whatever I want … it doesn’t have to be a mind blowing technique or need to be plated with 10 tweezers to look good. I want it to taste good and hopefully bring out some things that you have never tasted together. But, even if you have, you don’t care because it is delicious.”

Birthplace:

Indianapolis, Indiana

Current city:

Nashville, Tennessee

Training/Education:

Self-taught; Honors Beauty College – Cosmetology License

Past experience:

Lodge (Brooklyn), Whirleybird (Brooklyn), Rolf & Daughters (Nashville), Dinner Lab

Favorite Meal:

The Super Sampler at Roscoes Tacos

Dream Restaurant Concept:

“It will feel like it is someone’s place, not just anyone’s restaurant. I want to get a tight-knit crew to run the place, where the staff has multiple roles because they love what they do and can do more. A simple bar with classic great cocktails and top notch wine. The food will be the best of things and won’t be tied to a single concept. There will be a lot of simplicity as well. For me it isn’t just about one thing, it is about everything.”