Chef Chris Starkus

Swelling with pride and but with heavy hearts the Urban Farmer Portland family prepares to send Chef  Chris Starkus Denver, CO bound to assume the role of Executive Chef at Urban Farmer’s fourth location.

Joining the Sage Restaurant Group team in 2013, Chef Starkus has instituted initiatives that exemplify Urban Farmer’s commitment to sustainability and community. A culinary library open to all, an externship program for the future generation of culinarians, a partnership with Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch, a thriving rooftop apiary and rooftop garden from which both Urban Farmer & Departure PDX reap the bounty.

We’ll be keeping tabs on our beloved Starkus family as the radiant Diana, chess ace Harper and intrepid amphibian advocate Hazel forge their new #Starkushomestead seed saving, truffle hunting, mushroom foraging, chicken coop tending and exploring Denver.