Chef De Cuisine, Christian Panepinto, leads and manages the kitchen at Commons Club, Virgin Hotels flagship ground floor restaurant, bar and lounge. The Puerto Rican-born Chef focuses on food as a connector, sharing elements of his own heritage in each dish. He engages guests with experiential dining elements including items prepared table-side and shareable plates. The colorful and playful dishes utilize fresh seasonal flavors from Texas farmers like Molino Oloyo, Texas Fungus, and Epicurean Greens as well as Commons Club’s very own Chef’s Garden with an array of micro greens. Panepinto hosts an array of special activations at Commons Club including chef-led dinners, wine pairings, and televised cooking segments. He looks forward to joining Chef for Farmers this year with a menu reminiscent of shared memories and the excitement of creating new ones.