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Father Fats

Meet Chef Christian Czerwonka, local chef and owner of Father Fats and sister restaurant Chef's Kitchen. Born in Poughkeepsie, New York, and having trained under Chef Emeril in New Orleans, Czerwonka now brings his talent and skills to the Stevens Point Area. Learn more about Czerwonka’s roughly thirty years of culinary experience and passion for serving up diverse selections of local foods. Chef Luke Zahm, host of Wisconsin Foodie, gets a one on one experience with Chef Czerwonka as he shares the techniques used in crafting his signature dishes. 

Explore more features of the Stevens Point Area Local Makers Series, which aims to share the stories of local makers. Through behind the scene access and interviews, each story highlights the Stevens Point Area makers through their personal journey of inspiration, creativity, and community.

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Expand Your Inspiration

  • Father Fats' sister restaurant is Chef’s Kitchen located just a few steps away. Chef’s Kitchen has an ever-changing theme and menu that reflects the creativity of Chef Czerwonka and his culinary staff. When visiting, expect the unexpected. It will be delicious!

  • Not looking for a sit-down restaurant experience? Chef C’s Munchie Mobile is also owned and operated by Chef Czerwonka. Catch this diverse food truck at any one of its many traveling locations. You can access their menu and schedule via their Facebook page.

  • Want more unique flavors? Check out PJ's at Sentryworld or Ruby Cafe for unique foods that feature local produce. Or seek out your own ingredients at the historic Stevens Point Farmers Market located on the square in downtown Stevens Point. 

  • If you are interested in unique beverages specific to the Stevens Point Area, check out the Central Wisconsin Craft Collective! Made up of local craft breweries, wineries, and a distillery, the Craft Collective provides locals and visitors with many opportunities to pour, sip, tour, taste, and enjoy. 


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Keep Exploring Local

With local makers scattered all around the county, get to know a few of them by drinking local or by heading straight to the source with a culinary farm experience. Then, join the fun! Send your photo, by including @stevenspointarea on Instagram, or using #StevensPointArea.