Chris is the only American who´s been here for the whole season. Right before he came here - right after he left his real job and started waiting for papers - he worked at an Outback Steakhouse to pick up some extra cash. Now - poetically - he´s working the meat station at El Bulli.
Quick stats - he was last the sous chef at a fine dining resto in South Carolina, went to Johnson and Wales, grew up in Virginia - which means he´s seriously craving collard greens - cooked down tender with ham hocks of course.
He lives in the most notorious of the stagiaire apartments - the one with nine guys - and no hot water. Note to future temp residents of Roses - cool water showers are not uncommon. He calls it the Big Brother apartment - but they have no option to vote anyone out.
But he takes it all in stride. Chris is the kind of guy you´d hope to run into at your favourite fishing spot - and pass the day with cold beers and long stories - which is what he sometimes does on his days off. He asked him mom to ship his fishing gear. The last time he went out he gave his local drinking - er - fishing buddies an eel he caught.
I´ve got to get him to give me one of those eels sometime.