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Christopher Place

CEC Co-Owner/Culinary Director

Born and raised in Des Moines Iowa, Chris attended the Culinary Institute of American in Hyde Park, NY. '95 and has been a chef in the Des Moines metro since '96. Chris is a Certified Executive Chef (CEC) from the American Culinary Federation. Chris has a wide range of culinary experience, including private restaurants, hotels, corporate dining, and recently serving as the executive chef for the office of the president at Iowa State University. Chris is committed to increasing the availability of chemical-free, plant-based, locally-sourced cuisine, for all income levels.