Cristi Shipley is MKA's Director of Culinary Account Services and works with an array of clients across the United States, China, France, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.
Cristi's professional experience spans all stages of culinary. Starting with her professional training at Chicago's French Pastry School, she went on to build her career with the Michelin-starred Tru, Blackbird, Avec, and Julius Meinl restaurants. And at Vanille Pattisserie, she worked with World Pastry Champion, Dimitri Fayard. Cristi's restaurant career culminated with her role as a Corporate Chef.
Cristi went on to become the Culinary Director of a major foodservice Advertising Agency, where she led their strategic culinary and beverage development team on high level accounts across the foodservice and foodservice manufacturing industries.