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Chris Coombs


Chris Coombs
Chef/ Owner of Boston Urban Hospitality

Chef Christopher Coombs has become one of Boston’s top chefs and restaurateurs. Known for his impeccable culinary technique and love of seasonal, local ingredients (especially those of the Northeast), Coombs oversees the culinary teams at his three restaurants: fine-dining mecca Deuxave, modern steakhouse, Boston Chops, and American bistro, dbar.

Under Coombs leadership, Deuxave consistently shows up on Best of Boston lists and earned a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Boston Chops was voted Food & Wine magazine’s “Best New Steakhouse” in 2015. Being named one of “Forbes 30 under 30” in 2012 catapulted Coombs onto the national stage. He works with influential brands including Mercedes-Benz and Hood Dairy as a brand ambassador and has been speaking at trade and education events around the country. He has appeared on Food Network’s “Chopped” and was featured in Food & Wine magazine.

Coombs lives with his wife and new son Carter in Boston and like any good born and bred New Englander supports the Red Sox and the Patriots with unabashed loyalty.

More about Chris Coombs

What is your ultimate comfort food?I love a good French Onion Soup. On a rainy day, nothing is more satisfying than French Onion Soup. It has to be topped with Comte Cheese- it is the best melting cheese for it.If you weren't a chef, what would you be?If I wasn't a chef, I would have wanted to be a meteorologist. I love New England's weather and was fascinated by it as a kid. My pen pal growing up was our local meteorologist who I would write fan mail to and he would answer!What three things are always in your pantry?I always have lemon, red pepper flakes and garlic in my pantry.If you could cook with anyone in the world, who would it be?If I could cook with anyone in the world, it would be Thomas Keller. He really defined the culinary era when I was learning to cook and he was always a voice in the industry that I have looked up to.