I have always been in the restaurant world. Around the age of 13, my Aunt Lucy (co-owner of The Old Swedes Inn at the time) had me in the restaurant checking coats for patrons. Since she lived in the apartments above the restaurant, I was constantly spending the night, hanging out in the kitchen with the chefs, having specials meals sent up to the apartment, waking up and helping her file papers and doing office work. I think it was in those few years that I realized I wanted to be in a restaurant forever.
Fast forward 13 years and 5 restaurants, I am ready for my own place. Mentally ready, that is. As Towson continues to rob me blindly each and every month with a more-than-hefty student loan payment, I am no where near financially ready to open the doors to a new place. So, for now, I do what I can to keep myself in the business.
I worked at Pappas Restaurant in Parkville, home of Baltimore’s favorite crab cake -- waitressing, bartending, hostessing, managing, marketing -- you name it, for a little over 4 years. After 3 years, they made me the General Manager of their second location in Glen Burnie. I stayed there for about 13 months, until I got a position with SAGE Dining Services, where I am now an Assistant Food Service Director and the Director of Catering at Garrison Forest School in Owings Mills, MD. Loving it!
Me, Kerry, Daphne Oz of ABC's The Chew, and my sister Andrea
The Chew cast and Lidia Bastianich!!
One of my favorite pictures of my boyfriend, Bucky, and me! Circa 2010?
Another Bucky & Christina pic
3 of my favorite people on the planet. BFF Kerry, my dad, and my godmother, Aunt Lucy!
My best friend since she was born, Jessica -- 25 years and counting!