here's what people are saying ...

"Chris’s experience helped us reduce waste while maximizing core ingredients utilization. Simplicity in the back of the house makes it easier for our team regarding the daily preps and inventory management.


His knowledge of current menu trends and analytics for our market demographics helped us engineer the perfect mix of offerings for our clientele." 

Don Bumbulucz

Owner Collective Cafe - Matthew, NC 


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Chris is a highly talented chef and culinary architect - and is passionate about reducing food waste. In addition to his many culinary talents, he is a true food waste warrior.

He’s dedicated to reducing food waste and committed to educating the general public on food waste issues and solutions. 

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Ali Tila
Cookbook Author & TV Personality | Team Tila 

I can't say enough positive things about Chris. He is a consummate professional, excellent collaborator and effective manager. His passion and commitment to his work are evidenced in all his projects.

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Jamil Bouchareb
CEO | Restaurantware 

Chris is a top-notch person in both his personal and business life. He has expansive knowledge and skill in the foodservice sector at the highest levels of the best companies in the world.

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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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Chris has been a great asset in every company I have encountered. He has amazing insight and continually pushes the envelope of creation and nutrition in his field. I have worked with him at two separate companies and his continual support and insights are invaluable. I value the time and opportunities to work with him, and I personally end up more knowledgeable and a better Chef because of it. 

Chuck Martin, C.E.C. C.C.A.

Food Fanatics Chef / Exclusive Brands Manager / Former Vice President, A.C.F. Chefs of Charlotte, Inc.

 "I’ve worked with Chris for the past few years and have been so impressed by his dedicated to reducing food waste through creative culinary tactics.  He is also very well connected in the culinary world and takes time to cultivate meaningful partnerships. " 


Deanne Brandstetter (Sachs) 

VP Nutrition & Welln ess at Compass Group