Christina Tosi is the chef, owner and founder of Milk Bar, the sister bakery of the Momofuku restaurant group. The creator of popular items, including cereal milk™ ice cream, compost cookies® and crack pie®, Tosi got her start helping Momofuku Ko earn two stars from the Michelin Guide and Momofuku Ssäm jump onto Restaurant magazine’s Top 100 Restaurants in the World list. She is the recipient of the 2012 James Beard Rising Star Chef Award and the 2015 James Beard Outstanding Pastry Chef Award, as well as a judge on Fox’s MasterChef and MasterChef Junior.
Tosi is the author of two cookbooks. The first, Momofuku Milk Bar, includes all the cult favorites from the Milk Bar kitchen. Milk Bar Life, released in April 2015 with Clarkson Potter, highlights the hilariously, never too old mentality and fun-loving culture of Milk Bar through sweet and savory recipes, as well as good ol’ fashioned storytelling.
There are five Milk Bar locations in New York and one in Toronto, with another opening in Washington, D.C. this year. Tosi also teaches classes at her Williamsburg production kitchen and has her own line of baking mixes. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her two dogs and eats an unconscionable amount of raw cookie dough every day.