Principal, Skal Restaurant Group
A French Culinary Institute alum, Christian launched his culinary career working under Chef Bobby Flay at Bolo Restaurant in New York and later began his foray into the tavern genre of the restaurant business. Christian managed the expansion of The Ginger Man Tavern within Texas, New York City, and into Ct. In 2002, he purchased the Greenwich location and re-concepted The Ginger Man idea into a more crafted, food-driven, America-style restaurant. In 2007, he then expanded this revised concept into South Norwalk.
Christian then expanded his restaurant group to include a new concept offering, Cask Republic. His vision for Cask Republic was to create a more eclectic, relaxed environment which combined contemporary American and globally-inspired design, food, and beverage. In 2011, Cask Republic New Haven, CT opened, followed by Stamford, CT in 2013 and most recently South Norwalk, CT in the fall of 2015.
Cask Republic has earned critical acclaim and attracts savvy locals and visitors alike, as it has evolved into a major dining destination. Christian has created a name for himself with his straightforward style and by bringing the craft movement across food and beverage to the masses in Connecticut.
Christian and his family currently live in Connecticut and when not working, you can find him…
Managing his son’s baseball team or on the ski slopes with his family.