- Christian is a freelance recipe developer and writer.
- He's the former sous chef at Zuni Café.
- His recipes have appeared in Bon Appétit, Epicurious, Food52, Edible magazines, and The San Francisco Chronicle as well as Serious Eats.
Christian Reynoso was born and raised in Northern California wine country, where he scurried underfoot in his parents’ restaurant. Later, he spent time in a number of different kitchens in the Bay Area, culminating with a sous chef role at the temple of California cuisine, Zuni Café.
Christian has been a professional olive oil taster for the California Olive Oil Council, owned a small-batch pickling company, attended the Food Media Lab at SF Cooking School, served as a co-chair for the Good Food Awards, studied journalism, been a test kitchen intern, food-styled everything from cookbooks to big soda company ads, and taught cooking classes. Now he works as a freelance recipe developer with a focus on seasonal food and helping home cooks achieve restaurant-level success in the kitchen. His work appears in Bon Appétit, Epicurious, Food52, Edible magazines, the San Francisco Chronicle, and here on Serious Eats.
What is your desert island food?
"Sparkling water, which isn't a food, but I could live, no, survive on it."
What's your favorite condiment?
"Aioli. Aioli on everything fried. No explanation needed if you're feeling me!"
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