Chris Cosentino is chef/partner of Rosalie Italian Soul, in the C. Baldwin Hotel in Houston, Texas. Cosentino is known for bold flavors, layered with complexity, served in stunning preparations. His food – which has thrilled both critics and customers for years – embodies his own unique culinary point of view combining seasonality and love of craft. Acacia House debuted in 2017 to rave reviews: “Cosentino strategically blends his bold style with a more refined approach,” focusing on the origins of grape varietals found in Napa, France, Portugal, Spain, Italy and Germany. Rosalie, inspired by his great-grandmother Rosalie Cosentino, opened in Houston soon after in 2019.
Cosentino won the popular series Top Chef Masters, competing against the nation’s top chefs to take the coveted title while earning over $140,000 for The Michael J. Fox Foundation. He has hosted, judged and competed on numerous national food television shows, including Top Chef; Top Chef Family Style; Iron Chef America; Next Iron Chef; Guy’s Grocery Games; The Best Thing I Ever Ate; Tournament of Champions; Chefs vs. City.
Awards & Press
- James Beard Award