D. Chris Wilks, an Entrepreneur, Fashion Consultant, Photographer, Educator and overall Entertainment Impresario, he has the talent, tenacity, and ambitions of a modern day Lew Wasserman, Robert Evans, and Giancarlo Giammetti.
Born to Jamaican parents, Artemus and Carmen, Daniel Christopher Wilks, along with his five siblings-- three brothers and two sisters, were raised in the multicultural Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, New York City. Here is where Chris’ diverse palette for all things commerce and arts were developed. Exposed to such entities as The Brooklyn Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Arts, The World Trade and World Financial Centers, and the world famous New York City Garment and Fashion Districts--- just to name a few!!!
In addition to his early and secondary schooling in the New York City Public Schools, Chris continued to study Criminology and Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice where he received his Bachelor of Arts. Here Chris learned methods, ideas, and theories of sociology and psychology that greatly helped him to attain a better understanding of the human psyche and its role in individual learning and development. Consequently, he also learned to balance self-awareness with concern and consideration for society and community as a whole. Wilks has held a variety of positions throughout his career that range from management to executive levels in various industries of Fashion, Film and Television to Corporate Security and Restaurant Operations and Management.
Chris is currently President & COO of the Sabre Mochachino Group, the parent company of Mochachino | Los Angeles | New York and M.O.Multimedia. Chris was also a part of the award winning wardrobe team of the Dave Chappelle Show Season Two and the controversial “Lost Episodes”- Season Three. Wilks also spent a year and a half as a Visual Merchandiser for GAP INC. in New York City and Los Angeles. His vast knowledge and hunger to learn more about the film, television, and media industries, is the making of a future influential filmmaker and television producer. Concurrently, Chris is also and Educator in South Florida, teaching high school English.
Following an aged family tradition that has become a huge part of Chris’ life, Sunday Dinner is a must for Chris. “If I don’t cook any day of the week, I must cook on Sunday. For years, Sundays have been the day of week I must be in my (website hidden), watching sports games, and inviting a bunch of friends and various industry colleagues over for food, folks, fun, and forum have always been Chris’ favorite way to spend Sunday.
Subsequently, this has also led Chris to his lifetime dream and goal to develop a Cooking-Entertainment Restaurant and Talk Show. The restaurant will feature “WHOLESOME DINNERS AND ENTERTAINING MENUS. A FUSION OF JAMAICAN-WEST INDIAN INFLUENCES, SOUTHERN AESTHETICS, AND ITALIAN COMPONENTS, FEEL-GOOD FOOD, MEALS THAT COMPEL CONVERSATIONS.” The talk show is set in a modern living room and kitchen setting. Hosted by Chris with special guests, “WHATS NEXT ON THE MENU” will cover riveting current events, social issues, and entertainment over a wholesome and well-themed (website hidden), Writing, and Traveling are my passions.