Wilde Beest
Serious Food. Serious Drinks. No Serious People.

Our Team

More than any other single aspect, the people who work at Wilde Beest define our restaurant. Wilde Beest is a cooperative model; built on friendship, respect and a shared passion for hospitality.


Our commitment to consistency, excellence, personal growth, and community participation characterize the personal relationships at this restaurant and are the hopeful foundations of our continuing success.

Led by Executive Chef Chris Turgeon, teamed with his business partner and Sous Chef, Russell Prickett, Wilde Beest is a collaborative brainchild born from friendship and a mutual desire to fabricate a unique and food driven restaurant experience unlike anything in the region. Joined by Eric Donaldson, Oshan Jarow and Greg Ryan, this small cooperative of friends is dedicated to artistry, craft, culinary excellence and the highest levels of hospitality.