Kristin Beringson began her culinary journey in 2009 when she made the bold decision to leave behind her career in retail management and pursue her dream of creating and inspiring in the field of culinary arts. She attended the Art Institute in Nashville, TN. While enrolled in school, she contributed to a number of restaurants in Nashville, before finding her way to Holland House. Upon graduation, she was promoted to Executive Chef of Holland House, where she resided for nearly four years. During her time there, she transformed what was known as a high-end cocktail bar, to a sought after dining destination. During her tenure here she had been recognized by not just national publications, but global as well, being quoted in a London Globe article about the up and coming food scene in Nashville.
Beringson made the decision to move on from the Holland House in August of 2014. She opened City Winery, Nashville’s only full service restaurant, music venue, private events space, and working winery. She then moved back to her fined dining roots in March of 2016, taking over as executive chef at Silo in historic Germantown. This new endeavor has allowed her creativity to flourish, and her true passion shine.
In November of 2014, she participated on an episode of Food Network’s Chopped, where she was victorious, and brought the title of Chopped Champion home to Nashville.
Although Chef Beringson is relatively a newcomer in the seasoned Nashville food scene, she offers fresh and inspired flavors, with worldly ideas, which elevates her cuisine to that of a seasoned veteran. She prides herself on the utilization of local and sustainable ingredients. Beringson’s cuisine is characterized by classic French technique, elegant plating, a fondness for Mediterranean flavors, and an unwavering commitment to flawless execution.
Personally, Beringson enjoys exploring other restaurants in other cities, and volunteering with charity organizations, like future farmers of America, Second Harvest Food Bank, and Hands on Nashville.