Our Chefs

Allison Rittman

Chef Allison Rittman is a Certified Research Chef and one of the first women to hold that title in the United States. She has over 20 years of experience in the food industry specializing in Product Development, National Account Presentations, and Culinary Trends.

Her education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Iowa and a degree in Culinary Arts from the Culinary Institute of America.

Allison currently resides in Austin, TX where she innovates the foods we eat everyday.

Contact Culinary Culture today to find out how Allison can help your business reach new culinary heights.

Chris McAdams

Chef Chris McAdams grew up working with food. At 14 he got his first job working at a local ice cream and burger cafe. This led to working in kitchens throughout his high school career. Chris went on to spend four years as a Dental Technician in the USAF. He then earned a BS degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from the Metropolitan State University of Denver.

From there he studied Marketing and Communications at the University of Denver before returning to his love of food. After graduating from the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts Chris moved to London to train under chefs Sally Clarke and Michele Lombardi.

After spending 3 years in Austin working directly with Allison, Chris now resides in Denver where he operates the Colorado-based Culinary Culture test kitchen, as well as the local food and travel blog Fork & Path. He’s joined on his adventures by his lovely wife Sadie and their grumpy little dog, Layla.

Sadie McAdams

Sadie McAdams recently joined the team here at Culinary Culture and is our first non-Chef! She has a background in Project Management and Social Media Management, as well as a passion for photography and delicious food. 

She graduated with a degree in History from Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2013.

Sadie currently resides in Denver, where she operates local food and travel blog Fork & Path. She loves to travel, hike, and eat.