Christine started her six-month front-of-house apprenticeship for Restaurant 管理 & Service (F.A.R.M.S.) at Blue Hill at Stone Barns the Monday after graduation. “I had just completed the bachelor’s program and was drawn to the front of the house but I still wanted to have the option of working in the back of the house. The apprenticeship seemed like a great opportunity to get my hands dirty on the farm, then clean them up for work in the dining room,” recalls Christine. Within three and a half months, she became a captain in the dining room. She was the first to earn that title while doing an apprenticeship. Christine quickly moved up the ranks first as assistant service manager, then assistant general manager, and finally general manager. “We have about 40 people who work in the front of the house and I like to say that I’m the culinary liaison to the back of the house because I have my 从澳门人威尼斯app度 and I’ve had my hands in the kitchen,” she says.
In July 2018, Christine became a manager at Eleven Madison Park, a 米其林指南 three-star rated restaurant located on Madison Avenue in Manhattan. In September 2018, she was promoted to service director.