Christina Tosi

Chef, Owner & Founder, milk bar

Christina Tosi is the chef, founder and owner of Milk Bar, called “one of the most exciting bakeries in the country” by Bon Appétit magazine, with multiple locations throughout New York, Toronto, Washington DC, and Las Vegas. Christina founded the dessert programs at momofuku and went on to build a culinary empire of her own. described by the New York Times as a "border crossing pastry chef”, Christina opened Milk Bar’s doors in 2008 and has changed the face of baking with her innovative creations like cereal milk™ ice cream, compost cookies® and crack pie®.

 

The culinary trendsetter and sugar genius is a two-time James Beard award winner, Crain’s New York 40 under 40 honoree and the author of two highly acclaimed cookbooks, Momofuku Milk Bar and Milk Bar Life. Momofuku Milk Bar highlights the cult favorites from the Milk Bar Kitchen, and Milk Bar Life captures Milk Bar’s fun-loving culture and off-the-clock recipes that are easy to make at home. Christina is a role model to her team of over 200 and is also a big believer in giving back. The highly motivated lady boss serves on the board of directors for hot bread kitchen and Cookies for Kids’ Cancer and is an adviser and investor in a handful of food startups, including the Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD) and Maple. Christina is also a judge on the hit cooking competition series Masterchef and Masterchef Junior (on FOX), playing an integral role in mentoring and making home cooks’ dreams come true.

 

Christina has made headlines in top publications and television programs, including the Wall Street Journal, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Conan and the Today Show, has graced the covers of Adweek and Cherry Bombe and was named one of the most innovative women in food and drink by Food & Wine. Her unstoppable, free-spirited approach to life and inspiring achievements make Christina one of the most well-rounded and desirable chefs in the world.