Christopher Koerber, Chef of Earthen Bistro, began his culinary journey on the east coast in southern New Hampshire where, growing up in a small german bakery and local farming community was steeped in the old world traditions of food preparation. Fueled by his culinary passion, he took a job for a summer on an organic vegetable farm where he developed an appreciation for in the incredible flavors of locally grown and freshly harvested produce. Later in college, where he majored in political science, he gained an understanding of the benefits of a robust local food economy and of the interconnectedness between food, individual health, and the health of the larger community.

            On his way to Seattle, he stopped in Montana where he worked at Triple Creek Ranch, a Relais and Châteaux property in the Bitterroot Mountains. Here he refined his culinary technique, experimenting and refining flavor profiles—blending craft with art.