Meet Our World Renowned Chef!


Meet Our Executive Chef

Christopher Walters

Our Executive Chef, Christopher Walters, has worked at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center since November 2015. He has helped to build a positive environment for both his culinary staff members, the Trade Center staff, and guests who host and attend events. He was born in London, England, and moved to the United States at 17 years old. He studied and refined his culinary craft at West Minister College in London, England, Johnson & Whales in Rhode Island, and has completed the Pro-Chef II Certification from the Culinary Institute of America.

During his career, the largest event Chef Walters was involved in was Superbowl XLIII, with over 82.000+ in attendance. He also has worked with some of the most prestigious and recognized companies and events including Wimbledon, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Trump Plaza, Sandals & Beaches Resorts, Club Med, the Ryder Cup, Turner Field, Georgia World Congress Center, the Georgia Dome, Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta Motor Speedway, and various hotels throughout the United States.

While in the kitchen you can catch him creating a very fun and positive work environment while also building a solid teamwork foundation for his staff. He continuously works hard to develop and train his team in order to advance their skills and take them to the next level. His love for fish can be recognized in his specialty stile of Southern cuisine. His favorite dish to prepare is steamed red snapper fish with peppers, onions and okra.

When chef Chris isn’t in the kitchen he finds inspiration from Food Network’s Iron Chef Gauntlet and loves being at home to spend time with his kids. He gives back and participates in the local community of Columbus. He is a member of the Columbus Tech Culinary Advisory Board where he assist with the culinary program. He regularly speaks at local area schools on their Career Days to educate students about his roles as an Executive Chef and hosts the Jr. Golden Whisk Academy here at the Trade Center that works with local teenagers who are interested in the culinary arts to teach them about the aspects of the job.

Chef Chris prides himself on the presentations of his plates, as well as his relationship with guests he is serving. We absolutely love having him as a prime member of our Trade Center Family.