How Chris Scott taps his food science, nutrition and culinary expertise as head chef at KFC

One year into the job, Scott is putting his stamp on KFC’s menu and the quick-service chicken space.

As he celebrates his one-year anniversary as head chef at KFC, Chris Scott is poised to put his culinary stamp on new menu items and line extensions.

Scott believes his customers are ready for innovation, but his philosophy is that while you can change flavor or format, you can’t change both at the same time. And you have to give people something familiar to grab onto. He’s eager to explore the wide array of Indian spices, flavors from Africa and plant-based chicken platforms, and to put his varied background in food science, nutrition and the restaurant industry to work.

Chris Scott
Chris Scott

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