CHRIS NEGRON at Books Inc. Palo Alto

Author image of Chris Negron and cover photo of his book The Last Super Chef

Books Inc. Palo Alto proudly hosts Chris Negron for a Meet & Greet! 

Join us for a charming afternoon complete with snacks featured in his newest book, The Last Super Chef!

Family and food take center stage in this heartfelt middle grade story perfect for fans of John David Anderson and Antony John.

For as long as he can remember, Curtis Pith has been obsessed with becoming a chef like Lucas Taylor, host of Super Chef. And Curtis has a secret: Taylor is actually his long-absent father.

So when Taylor announces a kids-only season of Super Chef, Curtis finally sees his chance to meet his dad. But after Curtis wins a spot in the competition and arrives in New York to film the show, nothing goes as smoothly as he expected.

It's all riding on the last challenge. If Curtis cooks his heart out like he knows he can, he just might go home with the top prize--and the truth.


"Food descriptions and attention to preparatory details pop as Negron serves up a toothsome tale filled with insight into the unseen obstacles even idols face, accented by commentary on poverty and different forms that family can assume." -- Publishers Weekly

"With a winning concept, and full of humor and hijinks, middle grade readers are going to eat up THE LAST SUPER CHEF. A truly delightful read that is packed with so much heart." -- Jasmine Warga, New York Times bestselling author of Other Words for Home

"This book had me grinning ear to ear from page one to the very end. There might have been a tear or two shed as well. Chris Negron is fast becoming one of my favorite voices in middle grades fiction." -- Greg Howard, author of The Whispers

"Perfect for fans of Chopped Junior." -- Kirkus Reviews


Chris Negron is the author of several novels for children, including Georgia Author of the Year finalist and Sakura Medal nominee DAN UNMASKED. THE LAST SUPER CHEF was his second novel and his third, UNDERDOG CITY, will be releasing October 31st. He holds a Computer Science degree from Yale University, but it was his years of playing Dungeons & Dragons in friends' basements that inspired him to write his own stories. Visit him at 

Event date: 
Saturday, September 16, 2023 - 11:30am
Event address: 
Books Inc. Palo Alto
855 El Camino Real #74
San Francisco, CA 94301
The Last Super Chef By Chris Negron Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062943088
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Published: HarperCollins - November 29th, 2022