Flik Independent School Dining has named Christian Fischer its corporate executive chef.
“Flik’s operating philosophy is to deliver customized, innovative and healthful food programs to the independent school communities we serve,” says President Ray Mulligan. “To maintain this philosophy, we require a Corporate Executive Chef on our management team who will push forward a visionary culinary agenda. I am happy to announce that Christian Fischer has accepted this position. Christian’s responsibilities will include collaborating with the management team to develop innovative culinary and nutrition programming, implementing culinary operation plans and systems and conducting regional and company-wide culinary meetings to share his vision with Flik’s team of school chefs and mentor them to be culinary leaders within their regions and local school communities.”
Born in Austria, Fischer has worked in his native land as well as in Turkey, Italy, Greece and other European countries. He is one of an elite handful of European Master Chefs.
In the United States, Fischer operated a four-star restaurant in Connecticut and most recently served as corporate executive chef for Lackmann Culinary Services, where he developed a passion for feeding young adults.
“I recognize what an important role school chefs play," he explains. "We help to shape the food preferences and eating habits of growing children and I take that responsibility very seriously. I look forward to guiding Flik’s culinary vision for serving fresh, wholesome food that has been responsibly-sourced to kids in a fun and innovative way. With the school food movement at its height, I also look forward to mentoring a team of 130 chefs to provide the healthiest, best-tasting food served in American schools today.”
Fischer was inducted into the Le Amis d’Escoffier Society in 2000, the Organic Chefs Collaboration in 2004, the “Who is Who” Society of Manchester in 2006 and made it to the top ten list of the Top Chefs of 2009 by the Chef2Chef.net culinary community. He has also appeared in several television series and documentaries, including Ming Tsai’s East Meets West, the Discovery Channel’s A Traditional New England Thanksgiving and the Travel Network’s Great Taste.