Christina Seid is an entrepreneur, writer, chef, consultant and blogger. With an impressive culinary background and a rare charisma and personal charm, she is one of the most recognized faces in the New York Asian food scene. She is best known as the owner of Chinatown Ice Cream Factory (CICF), a New York City dessert shop dubbed a “NYC landmark” that has received critical acclaim from Gourmet Magazine, Food Network, Timeout, The New York Times, Zagat, Louis Vuitton and many more. Christina and her father Philip Seid run CICF, which continues to receive praise from local New York residents and people around the globe.
Born and raised in New York City, Christina has over 20 years of ice cream making experience. She grew up watching her father make ice cream and knew from a young age that she wanted to share her love of desserts and passion for food with the world. She was also heavily influenced by her grandmother’s cooking, and has integrated recipes passed down for generations into her ice cream. Christina is formally trained in baking, pastry and French culinary and has traveled throughout Asia and Europe experiencing desserts.
Christina is frequently consulted for her views on food, politics, and minority issues. She writes a blog on Chinatown eateries, social issues and entertainment at www.christinaofchinatown.com and serves on numerous philanthropic and community advocacy committees. Recently, Christina launched and designed a line of environmentally friendly bags and authored a bilingual children’s book Saturdays in Chinatown.
Christina lives in New York City with her husband Carl and daughter Persephone.