Chris' career began in Las Vegas at restaurants such as Wolfgang Puck’s Chinois and Postrio and Chef Alessandro Stratta's Renior in the Mirage before eventually opening Chef Stratta’s ALEX at the Wynn. Chris’ time as Chef de Cuisine for Rick Moonen’s RM Seafood solidified his passion for sustainable seafood and advocacy. Currently at Urban Farmer, Starkus’ style reflects an advocacy for sustainably sourced ingredients and a passionate, technique-driven style respecting the pure flavors of well-grown and well-prepared food.