Chris Bradley is the Executive Chef at Untitled at the Whitney Museum of American Art, which offers a contemporary, farm-to-table take on the classic Manhattan coffee shop.
A native of Statesville, North Carolina, Chris was studying pre-med at Chapel Hill when he decided to switch directions. He began working at the Marketplace in Asheville, NC, eventually working his way up to the Head Chef position. Realizing his future was in cooking, he enrolled in the New England Culinary Institute. During his training, he apprenticed at Café Boulud, eventually earning a full time position. There, he worked under Andrew Carmellini (now the Executive Chef at Locanda Verde and The Dutch), as well as Jean Francois Bruel (Executive Chef at Daniel). He then cooked at Charlie Palmer’s Aureole, moving from there to take over Astra, Palmer’s Upper East Side events space. Two years later, he assisted with the opening of CP Steak DC in Washington. Chris then landed at Brooklyn’s Saul, where he was part of the team that helped the restaurant land a Michelin star- the only non-Manhattan Michelin star in the first NYC guide. He later returned to DC as Executive Chef at Ardeo/Bardeo, restaurateur Ashok Bajaj’s casual American restaurant and wine bar.
In April of 2007, Chris returned to NYC as a sous chef at Gramercy Tavern. Three years later, he was promoted to the Executive Sous Chef position, before becoming the opening Executive Chef at Untitled in 2010.