Boise’s Top Steak House Welcomes New Executive Chef – Boise, ID

Chandlers announce the addition of a new executive chef, Chris
Gardner, to the team.

Chef Gardner has a 25+ year career that started in Seattle with a culinary arts degree. He was the sous chef at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse before being promoted to Executive Chef and transferred to the La Jolla, California location as a Chef Partner.

He helped open locations in Seattle, Virginia, and San Diego; in addition to that, he was named Chef-Partner of the Year for five years. Recently, he was the Executive Chef at Eddie V’s Prime Seafood La Jolla and Peohe’s in Coronado.

Chandlers lured Gardner away from Southern California to join their team. “I was familiar with Rex’s success in Newport Beach, and we have a small six-degrees-of-separation,” explains Gardner. “I missed the Northwest and working for a person versus a big corporation. Moving to Chandlers, and Boise, was everything I was looking for
as the next step in my career.”

“We are so excited to welcome Chef Gardner,” says owner Rex Chandler. Moreover, he added that “He brings a wealth of experience in working with premium ingredients at top-notch steak and seafood restaurants. He’s a fantastic addition to our culinary team.”

Also, Rex said, “Don’t worry – I won’t be changing any of the Chandlers favorites but will add new, seasonally-inspired dishes to the menu.” Likewise, Gardner adds, “I’m also excited to work with local and regional wineries on upcoming winemaker dinners and look forward to exploring all of Idaho’s culinary offerings.”

Joining Chef Gardner in his new home is his wife, Bethney, their daughters, Olivia and Madeline, and two adorable beagles.

Please help us in welcoming Chef Gardner to the Chandlers family. We know you will taste his passion and commitment in everything he makes.

About Chandlers

Located in the heart of downtown Boise’s Hotel 43, Chandlers Steakhouse offers upscale dining. They specialize in prime steaks and jet-fresh seafood. Thus owned and operated by veteran award-winning restaurateur Rex Chandler, Chandlers provides a complete fine dining experience, full bar, live jazz seven nights a week, and a highly awarded wine list. Furthermore, please visit