February 20-24, 2019 Miami Beach
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Christopher Li

CHRISTOPHER LI
CHEF DE CUISINE, SCARPETTA BY SCOTT CONANT AT FONTAINEBLEAU MIAMI BEACH

Newly appointed Chef de Cuisine of Scarpetta by Scott Conant at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Chef Christopher Li is a Miami native with an undeniable passion for creating inspiring dishes. A former public-school teacher-turned professional cook, Li has always nurtured a love for learning which led him to begin his self-taught career in New York City as a Line Cook at ABC Kitchen by Jean-Georges. There he was exposed to a wide selection of rustic, homegrown flavors and cooking styles as well... READ MORE

CHRISTOPHER LI
CHEF DE CUISINE, SCARPETTA BY SCOTT CONANT AT FONTAINEBLEAU MIAMI BEACH

Newly appointed Chef de Cuisine of Scarpetta by Scott Conant at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Chef Christopher Li is a Miami native with an undeniable passion for creating inspiring dishes. A former public-school teacher-turned professional cook, Li has always nurtured a love for learning which led him to begin his self-taught career in New York City as a Line Cook at ABC Kitchen by Jean-Georges. There he was exposed to a wide selection of rustic, homegrown flavors and cooking styles as well as classic techniques.

Looking to expand his culinary techniques, Li seized the opportunity to take on several culinary roles at recognizable restaurants in New York including Daniel and Commerce, an established and bustling American Brasserie in a historical space in Greenwich Village.

Fast forward to 2016 when Li landed a sous chef position at the dynamic and busy Upland, a casually-chic brasserie featuring Californian and Italian influences. He later returned to Miami and served as the Chef De Cuisine at Glass & Vine, the garden restaurant located in Coconut Grove’s iconic Peacock Park and used his expertise to produce creative yet approachable, small and large plates.

Now as the Chef de Cuisine at Scarpetta by Scott Conant, Li is committed to applying his culminated knowledge of worldly cuisine to the beloved Italian eatery. He is fortunate to have been mentored by the best and his attention to teaching and learning is a core value that has carried him through this profession. “Fontainebleau Miami Beach is a bit of a culmination for me, being a Miami native; I definitely feel like I’m on “big stage” in my hometown” says Li.

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