Chris Fischer

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Chris Fischer is an American chef and farmer who lives and works on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. He is also married to stand-up comedian and actress Amy Schumer.


A 12th-generation Martha's Vineyard Islander, Fischer grew up on a farm and learned about food from his father, Albert, a former commercial fisherman, who taught him how to hunt, fish and farm.[1] In an interview, Fischer said that he spent much of his boyhood at Martha's Vineyard and went to a two-room schoolhouse that has since been converted to a police station.[2]

When he became a chef, he worked under Mario Batali at Babbo while living in Manhattan.[3] He also cooked in Europe, working at the American Academy in Rome and London's The River Cafe before returning to Martha's Vineyard to work there full time in 2007.[4]

Fischer now runs the family farm, Beetlebung Farm, a five-acre (hobby farm) property that his grandfather purchased in the 1950s.[5] He is the executive chef at Beach Plum Inn & Restaurant and was awarded the 2014 Coastal New England Rising Stars Award.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Fischer is married to Amy Schumer, with whom he had his first child on May 5, 2019.[7] Schumer revealed in her Netflix special Amy Schumer Growing that Fischer is on the autism spectrum.[8]


His cookbook, The Beetlebung Farm Cookbook, which memorialized a year of cooking and living on Martha's Vineyard, won the 2016 James Beard Award for American Cooking.[9]


  1. ^ Pergament, Danielle. "On Martha's Vineyard, Celebrating the Local Bounty". Retrieved October 24, 2018.
  2. ^ Floyd, Alex (June 4, 2015). "Family, Food and Farming: Choice Ingredients to Live By". The Vineyard Gazette. Retrieved April 9, 2019.
  3. ^ Tang, Estelle; Morrill, Hannah (February 15, 2018). "Who Is Amy Schumer's Husband, Chris Fischer??????????". ELLE. Retrieved April 9, 2019.
  4. ^ Floreak, Michael (June 30, 2015). "Q & A: CHRIS FISCHER - The Boston Globe". Retrieved April 9, 2019.
  5. ^ "Farmer, chef, and Author Chris Fischer: Eating Together Matters More Than the Food". Vox Creative. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
  6. ^ "Rising Star Chef Chris Fischer of The Beach Plum – Biography |". Retrieved October 24, 2018.
  7. ^ Haller, Sonja (May 6, 2019). "Amy Schumer welcomes her 'royal baby,' a boy, with Chris Fischer". USA Today. Retrieved May 6, 2019.
  8. ^ Joyce, Kathleen (March 19, 2019). "Amy Schumer reveals husband Chris Fischer has autism spectrum disorder". Fox News Channel. Retrieved March 20, 2019.
  9. ^ Eville, Bill (April 27, 2016). "Beetlebung Farm Cookbook Wins James Beard Award". The Vineyard Gazette – Martha's Vineyard News. Retrieved October 24, 2018.