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Chef and Owner of Hot and Hot Fish Club, James Beard Best Chef Nominee

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Chris Hastings Biography

Chris Hastings’ love affair with food first began on family vacations in the low country of South Carolina. After high school, Hastings worked for a year at Silver Cricket in Charlotte, after which he decided not to attend Appalachian State University and instead enrolled in Johnson & Wales Culinary School in Providence. He returned to the South after graduation, first working at the Ritz-Carlton in Atlanta, and then Highlands Bar and Grill and Bottega in Birmingham. In 1989, Hastings moved to San Francisco to open Lark Creek Inn with mentor Bradley Ogden. In California, Hastings was introduced to the farm-to-table movement and interactions with local farmers great influenced his culinary philosophy.

By 1995, Hastings was back in Birmingham and had opened his own restaurant Hot and Hot Fish Club, where he was in charge of savory menu and his wife Idie Hastings managed the dessert menu. For his warm and contemporary Southern cuisine, Hastings was a nominee for the James Beard Best Chef: South award in 2007 and 2012.

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The Name (No Way Home)

The Name (No Way Home)

Hot and Hot Fish Club Cookbook: A Celebration of Food, Family, and Traditions

Hot and Hot Fish Club Cookbook: A Celebration of Food, Family, and Traditions

Southern Lawns: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Perfect Lawn

Southern Lawns: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Perfect Lawn

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Chef and Owner of Hot and Hot Fish Club, James Beard Best Chef Nominee

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Chris Hastings Biography

Chris Hastings’ love affair with food first began on family vacations in the low country of South Carolina. After high school, Hastings worked for a year at Silver Cricket in Charlotte, after which he decided not to attend Appalachian State University and instead enrolled in Johnson & Wales Culinary School in Providence. He returned to the South after graduation, first working at the Ritz-Carlton in Atlanta, and then Highlands Bar and Grill and Bottega in Birmingham. In 1989, Hastings moved to San Francisco to open Lark Creek Inn with mentor Bradley Ogden. In California, Hastings was introduced to the farm-to-table movement and interactions with local farmers great influenced his culinary philosophy.

By 1995, Hastings was back in Birmingham and had opened his own restaurant Hot and Hot Fish Club, where he was in charge of savory menu and his wife Idie Hastings managed the dessert menu. For his warm and contemporary Southern cuisine, Hastings was a nominee for the James Beard Best Chef: South award in 2007 and 2012.

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  • How to book Chris Hastings?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Chris Hastings for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Chris Hastings, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Chris Hastings or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Chris Hastings?

    Booking fees for Chris Hastings, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Chris Hastings, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Chris Hastings?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Chris Hastings for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Chris Hastings for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Chris Hastings or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Chris Hastings or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Chris Hastings is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Chris Hastings for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Chris Hastings generally travels from Birmingham, AL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Roy Choi, Sean Brock, David Chang, Emeril Lagasse and Grant Achatz. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Chris Hastings for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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