Chef Christopher Murray
Since his formal training at a Culinary Arts School in Denver, Colorado, Chef Chris’ passion for the culinary arts has kept him on the fast-track in his industry from catering small intimate private home parties to appeasing 25,000 participants at a Washington County Trade Show.
Prior to joining Taher, Inc. in 2003 as Corporate Catering Manager, Chris’ culinary experiences included: Director of Catering for the Minnesota Vikings Food Service preparing food for the executive suites and VIP parties at the Hubert H. Humphrey dome; Chef at the Eden Prairie City Center, catering weddings, corporate functions and private parties; Executive Chef to the CEO and Board of Directors for the IDS/American Express Corporation; and owner of a successful “Personal Chef Service,” catering dinners, proms and private parties. In 1998, Chris had the privilege of catering the 1998 US Presidential visit of Bill Clinton.
As Regional Chef for Taher, Chris assists with new account openings and large catered events, and awes customers with his On Display cooking of international cuisine at Taher-managed accounts. He is an active member of the Minneapolis Chapter of the American Culinary Federation (ACF) where he enthusiastically donates his time to help others less fortunate. In 2001, he was awarded the “Presidential Hero of Everyday Life” award for his work feeding homeless, and in 2007, as Taher’s Executive Chef at Hennepin Technical College (HTC), Chris received the “Spirit of the Heart” award given by Dr. Kathryn Jeffery, President of HTC-BP, for his commitment to students. He has organized many fundraising golf tournaments to assist charitable organizations, and participated in “We Can Ride” fundraising dinners for handicapped children in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.