Award-winning chef Christine Piccin credits her dad with inspiring her to try just about anything, once, and her mom with teaching her how to make the perfect pie crust. The first thing she remembers learning how to cook was crêpes, which still show up regularly on the table at her house.
Christine cooked in white tabletop establishments for ten years (Hotel la Rose, Madrona Manor, Mixx). As a chef, Christine has paired food and wine for many Sonoma County wineries, and has written for various food and travel magazines. A confessed fanatique of la cuisine française, Christine’s past articles for FRANCE magazine have allowed her to taste her way through Cognac and help make Comté cheese in the French countryside.
Christine holds a B.A. in French from Sonoma State University. She is a past president of the Sonoma County Culinary Guild, and a Harvest Fair Sweepstakes Award winner, a competition she now helps judge. Training student-chefs in the Culinary Arts program at SRJC since 2006, Christine also teaches about Pinot Noir, French cooking and “Why We Love Paris,” a food and travel class.