Founder of the Sustainable Restaurant Group
After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley in 2006 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science & American Studies with Honors, Kristofor initially desired to be an environmental lawyer as he understood even then that sustainability is one the biggest issues of our time. However, after looking at the rise of the farm-to-table movement in the culinary industry, Kristofor thought about conquering the impossible by taking the practice to the next level with one of his favorite foods: sushi. In 2008 Kristofor set out on a mission to build the most innovative and creative hospitality group in America, the Sustainable Restaurant Group (SRG). SRG is the living embodiment of this mission, whereby the environment, people, community, and profits are all accounted for at the highest level, in unison. Today, under Kristofor's leadership, SRG runs two successful concepts over nine locations, including its flagship brand Bamboo Sushi; the world's first certified sustainable sushi restaurant. Over the next two years, the company will double in size, with ten more Bamboo Sushi locations slated to open with upcoming locations in San Francisco, Seattle and Arizona.