Cooking is in my blood.

At a young age, I wanted to know how things worked, how to break them apart and rebuild them. This natural drive and curiosity spurred my desire to explore art, more specifically, sculpting. Through this medium, I learned the creative process and how to manipulate a raw ingredient into something I could truly identify with.


As I grew, I adapted my creative talents to the kitchen, shifting my medium of choice to food, instead of clay. Now, three decades later I have mastered many skills, but I'm always hungry to learn more...

food is art.

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Norman Van Aken

Restaurateur, Celebrity Chef 

"Working with Chris Aquilino was a pleasure as he is a consummate professional and a man of fine integrity. I welcome the opportunity to work with Chris again and heartily recommend him for all kinds of hospitality projects. He believes in excellence, community and family Great qualities to posses!" 

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Elizabeth Faulkner

Artist, Celebrity Chef 

I’ve had the great opportunity to work with Chef Chris Aquilino several times over just the last couple of years and he is one of those guys that immediately I want on my team. He is professional, has integrity and is very kind. I’ve been fortunate to share stories over dinner and so happy to call Chris my friend. 

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Aarti Sequeria 

 Celebrity Chef 

“I never have to worry when I work with Chris. He takes care of every detail, even the ones I haven’t considered. I have also found it telling that he gets the work done without sacrificing team spirit; it’s clear how much his staff respect and love him.”

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Jet Tila 

Restaurateur, Celebrity Chef 

"Chris is a dynamic and passionate chef who I've enjoyed breaking bread with and standing shoulder-to-shoulder with in the kitchen. His knowledge and experience are evident in all of his projects."

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