Christianne Winthrop
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About the Chef...

Christianne Winthrop's culinary career began in early 2009, when she left her job in commercial real estate to focus on food. Since then, she has launched her own boutique catering company, specializing in modern American cuisine with a healthy twist, and teaches in-home cooking classes to "kitchen chickens."

In addition to teaching the children's cooking series at The Gourmandise School of Sweets and Savories, Christianne also teaches at The Garden School Foundation in Los Angeles and is a volunteer chef instructor for Cooking Matters, a division of Share Our Strength.

When Christianne isn't teaching or catering, she is a freelance food writer with credits in The Los Angeles Times and BrainWorld magazine. She is also a regular contributor to and CBS Local's "Best of LA" website.

As well as graduating with highest honors from Le Cordon Bleu’s Hollywood culinary program, Christianne holds a BA in English from UC Davis and studied playwriting at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. She currently lives in Long Beach with her husband Bob and their beta fish, Hercules.