1819 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, California 90401 USA
T: +1 310 260 7500
F: +1 310 260 7515
Reservations: 800 622 8711

    Chef Chris Crary

    Whist’s Chef de Cuisine Chris Crary, learned how to cook before he could drive.  He decided to turn his passion for cooking into a career and attended culinary school at Johnson and Wales University, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree. After graduation Crary was hired by a large hotel in Key West, Florida, then made his way to San Diego, landing a job as Executive Chef at Jack’s La Jolla – Viaggio Dining Room. 

    In late 2009, Crary moved to Los Angeles and came on board at Whist Restaurant at Viceroy Santa Monica. As Chef de Cuisine at Whist , Crary’s cooking showcases his knack for bringing out the inherent qualities of ingredients.  Crary was a contestant on Season 9 of Top Chef, making it into the top nine.