Crista Luedtke is chef/owner at boon eat + drink and proprietor of boon hotel + spa. She was recently crowned as Triple Grand Champion on Food Network’s Guys Grocery Games. She learned the art of cooking through her incredibly talented mother and her skills in restaurant/hospitality management in her formative years. She is passionate about seasonal ingredients and uses her garden at boon to inspire her menu. Crista launched her gourmet deli/general store concept, ‘big bottom market’ in downtown Guerneville mid-July 2011 and has already garnered much press. Now she is at it again with her latest concept: a Mexican modern cocktail lounge called EL BARRIO. Featuring bourbons, tequilas, mezcals and snacks; this spot hits all her favorites and pays homage to her upbringing in AZ and her amazing staff.

She is currently working on filming a pilot episode of a food and travel concept she hopes to get picked up by a network in early 2017.