Chef ChristopherChef | Writer | Creative | Podcaster | Founder of Red's House San Francisco(205)
San Francisco, CA


My name is Christopher Russell, and I’m one of the last remaining Black chefs in San Francisco.

I strive to create the Ultimate Caribbean Experience in the Bay Area.

Red’s House started as a Jamaican Pop-Up Dinner Series but has evolved into so much more, inspired by backyard gatherings, where 'time doesn't exist as we laugh, share dishes and tell stories'.

I'm Chef Christopher and my mother Chef Sharon taught me how to cook at age 10 and her grandmother taught her at age 10. I have been trained in the heritage art of preparing and cooking traditional Caribbean dishes. My great-grandmother trained my mom to trust her instincts and to create dishes through experimentation that not only displayed creativity and depth but pushed the boundaries of what Caribbean food looks and tastes like.

There is so much love for the islands, my food and our culture. I knew I had to create an experience for San Francisco to have a Taste of the Tropics.

Pure fire is a story of determination and having the drive to do whatever it takes to achieve your dreams. This is the story of Red’s House 🌴

The Last Black Chef Podcast is about the Implications and the consequences of being gay and one of the last black chefs in San Francisco. Told from a first-person narrative, Christopher Russell explores his culture, food and various experiences he has had throughout his life that has shaped him into the chef he is today. He also discusses being the Chef-Owner of Red's House, One of San Francisco's Last Black-Owned Restaurants.