Christine Dively

Member Culinary Specialist
“Growing up in Turkey, I was raised eating wonderful vegetable-based dishes. Some of my favorite snacks growing up were salted cucumbers, carrots with lemon juice, and tomatoes sprinkled with salt and eaten just like an apple. My love of vegetables has greatly influenced my culinary direction and style. It’s nice to see vegetables finally getting some love on menus through veg-centric cuisines.”
“As a young child, my grandmother had a garden in our backyard and while she was cooking, she would ask me to go pick jalapenos, tomatoes, and squash. That garden made a big impression on me and my life. I believe that is where my passion for food and fellowship developed. On Sundays our family would gather at my grandparents’ home to eat and laugh. I believe that no matter what happens in life there is no better feeling than gathering around the dinner table with your family and friends.”