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.