Chris Marchino - Executive Sous-Chef at Spiaggia

“Chicago’s 30 Hottest Up and Coming Chefs Under 30” – Zagat Guide

Follow Chris Marchino on Facebook and Twitter as he discovers the culinary joys of Italy.

Originally from Philadelphia, Chris Marchino has called Chicago home for six years. In addition to a B.A. in sociology from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN, Chris has an associate's degree in culinary arts from The Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago, Le Cordon Bleu.  Chris has also lived and travelled extensively in West and Southern Africa while working for CARE International on famine relief and social service projects. 

After helping open D'Allesandro's in Charleston, South Carolina, Chris made the career decision to become a chef. Since joining Spiaggia, he has worked his way up the ranks from line cook to Executive Sous Chef.  Despite cooking Italian for almost 10 years, he will be making his very first trip to Italy this May. Chris' passion for Italian cuisine stems from his love of fresh and local ingredients, and his personal broad-spectrum enjoyment of foods, ranging from street food to fine dining. Since 2008, Chris has had the professional pleasure of working with, and learning from, Chef Tony Mantuano and Chef Sarah Grueneberg at Spiaggia.


Join Chris Marchino ​on Gourmet Destinations'

Go. Discover. Taste.
Culinary Tour of Tuscany
May 27 - June 3, 2012

To book your tour with Chris Marchino to Tuscany click here,or call our Travel Advisors at 855. 462. 12222.

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