Christian is thankful for all of those who have helped him along the way in his culinary career and hopes to give back to the community in return.
Currently, Christian serves on the advisory board for the culinary arts program at Palestine High School. He also was one of the participating local chefs to teach a group of Washington Early Childhood Learning Center Head Start parents a healthy recipe through the school’s “An Honest Look at Nutrition” grant program. Parents watched Christian make a healthy recipe and then were sent home with all of the ingredients to cook the same dinner at home.
Christian also visited students at The University of Texas at Tyler’s Innovation Academy and hopes to do similar programs in the future.
The chef also plans to offer an intern program.
“I would like to offer a place for CIA (Culinary Institute of America) interns to come,” Christian said.
Taste of Palestine
For those who haven’t had a chance to try Red Fire Grille, the restaurant is one of about 15 participants in the upcoming Taste of Palestine event scheduled from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13 at the Palestine Mall.
Red Fire Grille is open from Wednesday through Sunday from 5 to 10 p.m. Reservations are recommended. For more information call 903-723-2404 or visit www.redfiregrille.com or facebook/redfiregrille.