50 Eggs Inc. Executive Chef Cristian Cuevas has infused his extensive culinary background into every restaurant in the multi-concept brand. Joining the company as a line cook at Yardbird Southern Table and Bar South Beach in 2012, Chef Cristian transitioned to Chef de Cuisine at James Beard-nominated Khong River House. He then moved to 50 Egg’s Swine Southern Table & Bar, later joining BTW to become an integral force in the South Beach restaurant’s opening. Most recently, Chef Cristian has moved to become the 50 Eggs Inc. Executive Chef for all full service brands including Miami and Las Vegas’ much-loved Yardbird Southern Table & Bar. Pushing the company forward creatively developing new menu items and conceptualizing menus for new brands alongside JK. Since then, Chef Cristian conceptualized and developed the menu for Spring Chicken, a fast casual spin off from Yardbird. Delivering comforting Southern Cuisine and damn good fried chicken to the masses.
Chef Cristian has recently worked very closely with celebrity Chef Lorena Garcia in creating and developing the menu for the new 50 Eggs Inc concept called CHICA. Located in The Venetian restaurant row, Las Vegas, CHICA has become one of the most celebrated restaurant since the opening in May, along with Yardbird Southern Table & Bar.
Chef Cristian has a prestigious pedigree with a BA in Hotel and Restaurant Management for the University of Puerto Rico. He then pursued a culinary degree from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. Chef Cristian has brought exceptional experience to the 50 Eggs team including time in the kitchens of some of the culinary world’s biggest stars. In addition to a recent stage in Jose Andres’ minibar, Chef Cristian has learned at Dan Barber’s Blue Hill, Charlie Palmer’s Aureole, and George Mendes’ Aldea. Chef Cristian continues to be a student of the industry, always up to date in current trends and innovating creatively for 50 Eggs. A native of Buffalo, NY, raised in Puerto Rico, Cuevas currently resides in Miami Beach with his wife Miraya and their dogs Kimchee and Pepper.