Chef Christian Evans grew up in the culinary industry in his native Vermont working in several small boutique restaurants throughout the Green Mountain State. “My mother was in the business and I’ve been working in the kitchen since I learned to walk.”
After perfecting his trade for more than 24 years in top restaurants in Maryland (Stone Manor Inn, Middletown), Virginia (The Restaurant at Patowmack Farm, Lovettsville), and West Virginia (The Country Inn at Berkeley Springs and Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races), Christian was selected to head the kitchen at the Final Cut Steakhouse. Christian has now taken over the position as executive chef/food and beverage manager at Bistro 1840, located in the Town’s Inn in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
Chef describes Bistro 1840 as a contemporary American bistro that is unpretentious in style, but with food and service that are classically driven, placing an emphasis on fresh and seasonal ingredients and a commitment to detail that’s rare among restaurants today. “We’re a one hundred percent scratch kitchen; everything is prepared fresh and in-house on a daily basis,” he says.
Christian’s culinary skills have been highlighted in Sante Magazine, Gourmet, and Bon Appetite as well as The Washington Post, Frederick News Post, Loudoun Magazine, and Virginia Living. When he’s not in the kitchen, he can be found tending to his garden, fishing, and spending time with his family.