Christina Mayer (VIC)

Who is she: Christina Mayer
What is she doing: chef and restaurateur at Little Tienda
Where: Melbourne, Victoria
Instagram @littletiendathornbury

Christina grew up in Southern California and worked in the beauty industry before a career change to chef. She worked in kitchens in Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia and then went on to be a private chef on yachts across the Carribbean, Alaska, Croatia and Thailand. Finally settling in Melbourne and after running the kitchen at Tiggy Café she opened Little Tienda last year in Thornbury with her partner which serves a Californian menu focussing on local ingredients.

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