Appointed Head Sushi Chef
At Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa in Manalapan - FL, USA
Chef Cantrel has worked in culinary arts for the past 16 years and honed his skills at many fine dining establishments. Originally from Portland, he graduated from Oregon Coast Culinary Institute in the top 1% of his class. Chef Cantrel was first introduced to a wide variety of seafood working in the raw bar of a local seafood restaurant before working his way through the kitchen and up to Chef De Partie. In 2012, Chef Chris left Oregon for a change of scenery to plant Southern roots in Orlando and worked as sous chef at the private Errol Estates Country Club. The position allowed him to grow greatly in freedom and creativity, and he introduced sushi to the menu as a way to grow the clientele.
Chef Cantrel then pivoted to a culinary position at Universal Studios, where he served on the opening team of the renowned destination's fusion sushi restaurant, Cowfish, working directly under the head sushi chef. In 2020, he moved to Palm Beach County and joined Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa to help the award-winning resort bolster its sushi offerings.
In his personal time, Chef Cantrel is a connoisseur of movies, an avid pickleball player, hobby aquarist and loves discovering new and obscure foods.