Born and raised in Bradenton, Florida, Chris Flint has been working in kitchens since he was a teenager. After moving to New York City, he began cooking throughout Manhattan and enrolled at The French Culinary Institute to hone his skills. Chris then worked in the kitchens of Kittichai, Bouley, and Bar Blanc before landing at Eleven Madison Park in 2008.
After rising through the ranks at EMP and helping the restaurant receive four stars from the New York Times and three Michelin stars, Chris joined the opening team at the NoMad in 2012 as Executive Sous Chef. During his time at the NoMad, he helped the restaurant receive three stars from the New York Times, one Michelin star. When promoted to Chef de Cuisine at Eleven Madison Park after his third year, the restaurant was named “Best Restaurant in the World” by Pellegrino’s World’s Fifty Best Restaurants.
Chris is one of the few people to have played a significant role in both the NoMad (working at the Nomad LA and Nomad Las Vegas) and Eleven Madison Park. Chris has made Los Angeles his home and made an impact at Curtis Stone’s Maude, earning a Michelin star in 2019 when he was their Executive Chef.