About our Restaurant

At ROOTs Eatery, we're bringing it back to the basics: Fresh ingredients, thoughtful preparation, and vibrant flavors combine for a one-of-a-kind dining experience that reminds you of being in Grandma's kitchen. Our restaurant has a creative, chef-driven concept centered around classic comfort food with a culinary twist, ensuring each bite is both familiar and exciting. When you walk through our doors, you'll be welcomed in like a member of the family, with warmth and hospitality in a laid-back environment that feels like home. Kick back, relax, and enjoy a meal that's made with love - it's not just a meal, it's a culinary experience. We can cater events from 8 to 800 people. We offer meal prep, cooking classes, private chef services and more.

Chef Chris

Chef Chris

Chris Spear, Chef Owner of ROOTS Eatery and Cooking from Roots (CFR) was born and raised in New York, where he developed a passion for cooking. Spear graduated from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America and mastered the culinary scene. He honed in his culinary artistry and cooking techniques at Mirabelle Restaurant a 4- star Classic French Cuisine, The Lake House Restaurant a 4-star Modern American with Italian influence. Spear, then expanded his culinary knowledge traveling with Bravo Brio Restaurant Group followed by a unique culinary experience in Hawaii. With the experience of four new restaurant openings and his passion for cooking, Spear decided to move to Arizona and continue his culinary dream by creating tasteful and memorable culinary experiences. Using a range of seasonal and regional ingredients, Spear showcases his deep commitment for Arizona and a deep sense of integrity.

From working and opening top earning restaurants in New York, Hawaii and Arizona, Chef Chris has earned culinary accolades throughout his career and continues to distinguish himself.

Chris lives in Maricopa, Arizona with his wife and 4 children. In his spare time, he enjoys camping, boating and most important spending time with his family.

Our Location


20046 N. John Wayne Parkway Suite 104
Maricopa, AZ 85139

(520) 340-3460


Monday - Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday - Friday: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sunday: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm