Chris Young

Co-founder & CEO, ChefSteps

Chris Young is the CEO and cofounder of ChefSteps, the James Beard and Dieline award–winning smart-product company behind Joule Sous Vide—the smallest, most powerful sous vide tool on the planet. Controlled by a video-rich app created entirely in-house, Joule has been used to cook more than 1 million meals and is Cook’s Illustrated’s top choice among sous vide tools. Prior to ChefSteps,Young was the principal coauthor of the acclaimed and worldwide best-selling six-volume work Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking.

He was also the founding chef of Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck Experimental Kitchen, the secret culinary laboratory behind the innovative dishes served at one of the best restaurants in the world. Prior to becoming a chef, he completed degrees in theoretical mathematics and biochemistry.