Chef Chris Lobkovich is a force to be reckoned with. We met through Renata Bocayuva, and we shared a common love for whiskey, for which he wrote a tasting menu when he served as the chef of the Alexis Hotel’s Bookstore Bar and Cafe.

With experience working in resort and hotel fine dining, Chris thought he was going to open his own restaurant, as many dream to do. But along the way, he has learned how to listen to customer needs and desires and how to apply his chef experiences in consulting for other restaurants and providing much needed labor for other restaurateurs. Filled with great anecdotes and a quirky self assessment of his skills and where he wants to take his career, Chef Chris’ interview provides a fresh perspective of a chef in between gigs.

We joined a tasting dinner that he hosted in February in Seattle. Enjoy the pics!