Kristina was listed as one of the “20 Sous-Chefs to Watch in Philly” by Zagat. She showed off her skills on “Chopped,” snagging $10,000 as the winner of the “Wonton Wonder” episode. She was later invited to return to the show and advanced to the “Champs Challenge” finale. Today, Kristina is creating culinary masterpieces at Ripplewood Whiskey & Craft, in Ardmore, listed among the 25 best new restaurants in Philadelphia’s western suburbs by Main Line Today.
- Baking & Culinary
Shortly after graduating with a bachelor’s in Culinary Arts & Systems, Kristina moved to the Philadelphia area, hoping to make a name for herself in the culinary scene. And that’s exactly what she did. Her talents were quickly realized and earned her positions with the city’s hottest restaurants. She also cooked her way to the top on Food Network’s popular competitive cooking show “Chopped.”