After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in 2005, Kristopher Schram expanded his culinary education with a baking certificate at the California branch of CIA.
Since then his work experience has been a solid row of chef positions at high-end, acclaimed restaurants, either Michelin starred or otherwise setting the fashion on the international restaurant scene.
Kris spent two years from 2006-8 at the Terra restaurant in Napa Valley, California. He then went to work at several other Michelin starred restaurants in and around California. After a few years, he was asked to re-join the team at Terra and worked there as head chef until late 2011.
He then left the US for Denmark approaching the team of the NOMA descendent Christian Puglisi. He made a short 4 month working trip through Asia finishing at Attica in Melbourne Australia before returning and thoroughly settling in Copenhagen, Denmark. After a brief period at Puglisi’s Relæ, he was appointed the position of sous chef at the sister restaurant Manfreds in 2012, remaining there until the opening of the all-new concept of Bæst in October 2014. Working as head chef, Kris is in charge of the Bæst kitchen including the in-house dairy and charcuterie production.