Chef Christopher Beebe is a Malone native migrated back to the North Country to take on his own venture at The Pines Bar and Restaurant. Christopher was born and raised in Malone, NY and began his culinary career at the age of 15 at a local restaurant. After a few years of working in the culinary field, Christopher attended SUNY Potsdam and received a B.S. in Anthropology and Sociology. Upon Graduating, he made the decision to attend culinary school and pursue his passion of food and culinary creativity. Christopher attended the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts in Boulder, Colorado, a Farm-to-Table focused program. While honing his skills, he also gained valuable experience in the Denver/Boulder food scene and then decided he wanted more. Upon completing culinary school, Christopher then packed his bags and went on a European culinary excursion.
Starting in Germany, Christopher worked for one of Germany’s top chef’s Joachim Muench at the Restaurant Zum Ochen in Mosbach, Germany. After some time there, he ventured to a 4-Star Hotel and Restaurant located nearby and set inside an 11th century castle; The Hotel-Restaurant Burg Hornberg. After completing time at the castle, Chris spent a few weeks exploring other food cultures and checked out food scenes in Prague, Czech Republic and Brienz, Switzerland. Furthermore, the last month in Europe was spent at a Farm-to-Table style hotel and restaurant on the Swiss Border.
Once he completed his time in Europe, Christopher found a home in Miami to start his culinary career.
Chef Beebe was given an opportunity at a new Farm-to-Table style concept as a line cook to showcase his skills and his passion for the industry. After a month, Christopher was promoted to Sous-Chef, and another 6 months later, promoted to Executive Chef. In this position, Chris had the unique opportunity to work with James Beard Award winning Chef Allen Susser. Working closely, Chris developed valuable skills not only as a chef, but as a entrepreneur and businessman as well. After launching 3 different seasonal menus and helping his restaurant become a local staple in the downtown Dadeland food scene; Chris was given an opportunity to purchase his own restaurant in his hometown of Malone, NY.
Chef Chris’ food style is Classic French with a modern American / Farm-to-Table influence.
As for The Pines, Chris plans to introduce new flavors and dishes as well as keep some local favorites and comforts.