04 Dec Christina MackenzieSt John & St James Local Advisory Board Member
Christina is a central part of the church community and involved with various groups run by the church. Of recent she attended ‘hey baby’ (with her youngest) the Monday playgroup for local parents and kids run by the church, where she loves to connect with local parents.
She has a BSc in Food & Consumer Management which helped equip her with food and business skills but her real skills developed when she worked on the Food Team for Jamie Oliver for 10 years as one of his Food Stylists. This involved working across many exciting food projects, recipe books, TV shows & features. This has given her an amazing insight into the world of food, working closely with Jamie travelling to Australia, Italy & Canada. Over this time, she has found an increased passion for cooking with kids, healthy eating and education as Jamie continues to have such a heart for this area.
Since going freelance in July she now works with many different high profile food writers and chefs, recipe writing and testing among some of the tasks, she loves to cook for both family & friends & loves how food brings people together.
Christina hopes to bring her passion and enthusiasm for food and all things creative to St John & St James and is so excited to have her son attending St John & St James.