San Francisco, CA
Chris Marchino is the chef for Cotogna. He received a culinary arts degree from The Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago. He eventually joined Spiaggia, where he spent seven years, working his way up the ranks from line cook to executive chef, where he helped the restaurant achieve a Michelin star and a James Beard nomination for Outstanding Restaurant. During his tenure, he also helped the restaurant garner four stars from the Chicago Tribune, the only Italian restaurant in the city to do so.