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Christine Seelye-King To All Instructors


Christine Seelye-King is a Chef Instructor, Culinary Speaker and Food Historian. Christy served a 3-year chef’s apprenticeship through the American Culinary Federation, becoming the first woman to graduate from the program in the Southeast in 1984. Since then her job titles have included Restaurant and Bar Manager, Personal Chef, President of the Board of Directors for Sevananda Natural Foods, Mad Scientist, and every Christmas season, Mrs. Claus. She is the co-author of Easy Gluten Free Entertaining (GlutenSmart Press, 2013), and maintains a blog on her website: askchefchristy.com.    

2015 marked her 10th year teaching for LEAD. She is a long-time historical reenactor and member of The Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. The SCA is an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skills of pre-17th-century Europe. Through that organization, she won national awards for service and arts, focusing on music and the culinary traditions and texts from that time period. She also developed a curriculum program based on the food and feasting traditions of the Middle Ages and Renaissance for the SCA.

As a Food Historian, she has demonstrated cooking and domestic life from many time periods including Roman, Viking, Medieval, Renaissance, Victorian, Edwardian, Native American, and Colonial. Her Living History, Science and Cooking classes have been a popular feature at LEAD for a decade now!

Current Classes
Living History: Knights, Explorers, and Artists: The Middle Ages and Renaissance – Instructor (closed)
Well-Behaved Women Rarely Make History – Instructor (closed)
American Regional Cuisine - Teens Cook with Chef Christy – Instructor (closed)
American Regional Cuisine - Teens Cook with Chef Christy (cont.) – Instructor (closed)
Virtual Cooking Camp Week 1: Culinary Basics – (open)
Virtual Cooking Camp Week 2: Pizza Camp – (open)
Virtual Cooking Camp Week 3: Delicious History – (open)
Living History: Exploring Roman Britian – Instructor (open)
Cooking with Chef Christy (cont.) – Instructor (open)
Cooking with Chef Christy: Flavor Profile World Tour – Instructor (open)