Chris began working for the London-based cheesemonger, Neal's Yard Dairy (NYD), in 1995. Starting as a part-time staff member at Christmas to support his university studies, he continued part-time until the Summer of 1996 after which he became a full-time member of staff.
This brought new roles including cheese maturation, wholesale and export. Then, in 2004, he established NYD's tastings and education programme which he ran until he left NYD in 2011. His work included public events as well as weekly training sessions for various representatives from the food industry, including tours of the NYD maturing rooms, now located in modified railway arches in Bermondsey, South East London. Throughout this time he regularly visited producers across the UK, Europe and further afield.
He is also an experienced teacher having worked with a wide variety of institutions including The School of Artisan Food in Nottinghamshire, Rick Stein's Cookery School in Cornwall, The San Francisco Cheese School in California, Murray's Cheese Shop in Manhattan and The Bedford Cheese Shop in Brooklyn, New York, as well as running classes in inner city schools and prisons.
Chris also has extensive TV and radio experience, organised and given talks at many major food festivals, and judged at the British Cheese Awards, World Cheese Awards and The Great Yorkshire Show. He was part of the two man Great Britain team at the inaugral Caseus Awards in Lyon, 2005.
Chris is now teaching himself to brew and sell beer (for The Beer Table), and tinkering with websites in his current home of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York. He is married with three guitars.