Christina is a unique Los Angeles triple threat—chef, host, entrepreneur. This multi-disciplinary approach has informed her culinary endeavors for more than 25 years.
Her food curiosity started as a child growing up in Lorain, Ohio, a city comprised of immigrants from more than 55 countries. This early exposure to diverse cultures and cuisines has fueled a passion for authenticity in flavor that’s become the cornerstone of everything she does. A professional caterer and event planner, she founded Sleepers, a gourmet food line which features her original-recipe seasonings, jams, and teas. As COO of this thriving family business, she develops new products, writes recipes, and curates special events. Christina is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, with a BA in Communications & Journalism, a seasoned host and SAG-AFTRA member, Certified Master Food Preserver, SlowFood Preservation Advisor, and guest lecturer with Culinary Historians of Southern California.
This 20-year resident of SoCal enjoys sharing her tasty knowledge of food at programs around the country. Her first cookbook, Tastes From Home, will be published in 2022. Follow her at @sleepersgourmet.