Chris Cosentino
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chef - Author - restauranteur

About Chris Cosentino
Passionate author, chef, cyclist and philanthropist, Chris Cosentino is co-owner of San Francisco’s  celebrated Cockscomb restaurant, Jackrabbit in Portland, OR, and Acacia House at Las Alcobas, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Napa Valley, with partner Oliver Wharton and parent company Delicious MFG & CO.

A graduate of the culinary program at Johnson & Wales University, Cosentino cooked at some of the country’s most beloved restaurants, including Red Sage in Washington, D.C. and Rubicon, Chez Panisse, Belon, and Redwood Park in the Bay Area, before opening Incanto, his first executive chef position. At Incanto, Cosentino drew critical acclaim for his innovative Italian and whole animal cooking.  During Incanto’s twelve-year tenure, Cosentino mastered the art of hand-crafted cured meats and helped raise awareness about utilizing the entire animal, including its offal.  

In 2014, Cosentino opened Cockscomb, showcasing a range of sustainable meat cuts and dishes inspired by the city’s rich culinary and artistic history.  His cooking at Cockscomb earned a glowing 3-star review from San Francisco Chronicle’s restaurant critic Michael Bauer, who noted of the restaurant: "There’s nothing else like it, and Cosentino has a consistent, unwavering vision." 

2017 brought great change and growth for Delicious MFG & CO.  Drawing inspiration from Portland’s history, Cosentino and Wharton opened Jackrabbit in spring to highlight the Pacific Northwest’s rich ingredient palate and talented artisans, followed by Acacia House at Los Alcobas Napa Valley.  Acacia House opened in summer 2017 to rave reviews “Cosentino strategically blends his bold style with a more refined approach” offers a modern interpretation of classic focusing on the origins of the amazing grape varietals found in Napa; France, Portugal, Spain, Italy & Germany.

Author of the 2012 cookbook Beginnings: My Way to Start a Meal, Cosentino’s long-awaited Offal Good: Cooking from the Heart with Guts, was released in fall 2017, celebrating whole-animal cooking.  He also collaborated with Marvel and wrote Wolverine: In The Flesh. Cosentino won season four of BRAVO's "Top Chef Masters,” earning over $140,000 for The Michael J. Fox Foundation, and he is a member of Chefs Cycle, a 300-mile annual bicycle ride that raises funds and awareness in support of No Kid Hungry.

He lives in San Francisco with his wife Tatiana, and son Easton.

 

 

offal good Food

Chris' approach stems from a belief that no parts of an animal slaughtered for food should go to waste. Cosentino has a strong commitment to sustainable principles and humanely-raised meats and is an avid researcher of ancient cooking techniques and culinary lore. 

“Chris’s intense love of food is akin to a five-year-old opening gifts under a trimmed tree on Xmas morning, no posturing, all love. ... We have admired his cooking, drive, and offal crusade for years. Chris Cosentino is an educator, a sage and this makes him a very important American chef.” - David McMillian and Frederic Morin, Joe Beef

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Chefs Cycle

Chefs Cycle is a fundraising endurance event featuring award-winning chefs and members of the culinary community fighting hunger outside the kitchen. For the past three years, Chefs Cycle has engaged culinary talents who want to push their limits by completing a three day, 300 mile ride while raising funds and awareness in support of No Kid Hungry. The spring 2017 ride will take place May 16-18 in Santa Rosa, CA with a goal of 250+ chefs riding to help raise $2M, which translates into 20 million meals for kids facing hunger.

Campovelo

In the heart of Napa Valley, the CampoVelo will pairs world-class cycling, mouth watering cuisine and libations, guaranteeing an undeniably unique and memorable weekend. With a who's-who of special guests brought together in the picturesque Northern California wine country hamlet of St. Helena by acclaimed culinary master and Top Chef Masters winner Chris Cosentino the focus is on exploring the dynamic offerings of this beautiful area.
 

 
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