Christopher Kostow

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Christopher Kostow
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Christopher Kostow

Spouse(s)Martina Kostow
Culinary career
Cooking styleCalifornia, French, and New American

Christopher Kostow (born 1976) is Executive Chef at The Restaurant at Meadowood in Napa Valley, California. Under Chef Kostow, The Restaurant was awarded three stars from the Michelin Guide in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015. In 2013, Chef Kostow was awarded the James Beard Foundation Award for “Best Chef: West.”

Life & career[edit]

Chef Kostow grew up in Highland Park, Illinois, and earned a degree in philosophy from Hamilton College in New York. He worked under Trey Foshee at Georges at the Cove in San Diego before moving to France to immerse himself in French cuisine through apprenticeships, after which he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. In San Francisco, Chef Kostow worked under Daniel Patterson at Elizabeth Daniel and Daniel Humm at Campton Place Restaurant before accepting his first executive position at Chez TJ in Mountain View. Chef Kostow has been at The Restaurant at Meadowood since 2008. Beginning June 2017 he and Nathaniel Dorn, the hospitality and restaurant director at The Restaurant at Meadowood, opened The Charter Oak Restaurant in St. Helena, CA.[1]



Television appearances[edit]


  1. ^
  2. ^ 2013 Michelin star recipients (Bay Area)
  3. ^ "The 20 Most Important Restaurants in America" Archived March 13, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ 2012 Michelin star recipients (Bay Area)
  5. ^ Arnold-Ratliff, Katie (2012-12-10). "Regional Champion". Time. ISSN 0040-781X. Retrieved 2017-02-28.
  6. ^ Alburger, Carolyn (2012-11-12). "Announcing the 2012 Eater Awards For The Bay Area". Eater SF. Retrieved 2017-02-28.
  7. ^ Lucchesi, Paolo (October 26, 2010) 2011 Michelin star recipients (Bay Area) [1]
  8. ^ "Meadowood chef Christopher Kostow gets 4 stars". SFGate. Retrieved 2017-02-28.
  9. ^ Eats, Serious. "2010 San Francisco Bay Area Michelin Guide Announced". Retrieved 2017-02-28.
  10. ^ "F&W Best New Chefs". Food & Wine. Retrieved 2017-02-28.
  11. ^ "2009 Michelin guide: Stars rise and fall". SFGate. Retrieved 2017-02-28.
  12. ^ Chowhound (2007-10-22). "2008 Michelin Guide San Francisco". Chowhound. Retrieved 2017-02-28.
  13. ^ "San Francisco Gourmet: Michelin Guide Results Announced". Retrieved 2017-02-28.
  14. ^ Iron Chef America Season 8
  15. ^ Video of Iron Chef America: Cora vs. Kostow, "Battle Oatmeal"

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