Chris Ryding

Chris was a Detroit, Michigan, native and career food service professional exclusively dedicated to the natural and organic foods movement. A vegetarian since 1988, he was the founder and chef/owner of the popular, award-winning vegetarian Cosmic Café and worked with natural foods retailers since the mid-1990s. He worked as a recipe developer, commercial kitchen designer and consultant with National Co+op Grocers (NCG) located in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Nothing says comfort like homemade soup. This delicious chipotle corn chowder will warm and delight the whole family!
By: Chris Ryding

Chris Ryding shows how to whip cream by hand and how to fold ingredients together in this Co+op Kitchen video.

Enjoy this simple chantilly crème, a French classic that can be added to many cakes and pastries.