ABOUT MILK BAR
MILK BAR, called “one of the most exciting bakeries in the country” by Bon Appétit magazine, is a culinary empire and lifestyle brand founded by award-winning pastry chef and Masterchef judge Christina Tosi. Christina focuses on putting a playful spin on familiar home-style desserts and savory snacks using quality ingredients and locally sourced dairy. She is the creator of the highly addictive cereal milk™ ice cream, compost cookies® and crack pie®, all of which have gained world-wide recognition since she opened milk bar’s doors in 2008.
Milk Bar has ten locations – seven in New York, one in Toronto, one in Las Vegas at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and one in Washington, DC near Christina’s hometown. In addition to the wildly popular storefronts, Milk Bar has changed the face of baking with a hugely successful e-commerce platform, shipping freshly baked products across the globe. Some of the most popular items are Christina’s iconic cakes with unfrosted sides, better known as “naked cakes,” a trend she established in 2007.
Christina is a two-time James Beard award winner, Crain’s New York 40 under 40 honoree and author of two highly acclaimed cookbooks, Momofuku Milk Bar, which highlights the cult favorites from the milk bar kitchen, and Milk Bar Life, an inside look at Milk Bar’s fun-loving culture and off-the-clock recipes that are easy to make at home. The bakery has its own line of baking mixes developed by Christina that line the shelves at Target stores nationwide, as well as limited-edition apparel, totes, accessories and much more. Milk Bar also offers weekly baking and cake layering classes in their events space in Brooklyn, NY.
Milk Bar and Christina, the voice of all things sweet, have made headlines in top publications and television programs, including the New York Times, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Fast Company and The Today Show, and she has graced the covers of AdWeek and Cherry Bombe. Food & Wine describes Christina as having “an uncanny ability to tap into our collective unconscious and come up with brand-new kinds of nostalgic sweets.” She approaches life with a whimsically innovative mentality and continues to redefine what American (dessert) culture is and can be in the ever-changing wild world of food.
about christina tosi
CHRISTINA TOSI is the chef, founder and owner of Milk Bar, called “one of the most exciting bakeries in the country” by Bon Appétit magazine, with multiple locations in New York, one in Toronto and one in Washington, DC, near Christina’s hometown. Christina founded the dessert programs at Momofuku and went on to build a culinary empire of her own. Well known for “stoking apostolic fervor,” she opened Milk Bar’s doors in 2008 and has changed the face of baking with her innovative creations like cereal milk™ ice cream, compost cookies® and crack pie®.
The culinary trendsetter and sugar genius described by The New York Times as a “border crossing pastry chef” is a two-time James Beard award winner, Crain’s New York 40 under 40 honoree and the author of two highly acclaimed cookbooks, Momofuku Milk Bar and Milk Bar Life. Momofuku Milk Bar highlights the cult favorites from the Milk Bar kitchen, and Milk Bar Life captures Milk Bar’s fun-loving culture and off-the-clock recipes that are easy to make at home. Christina is a role model to her team of over 200 and is also a big believer in giving back. The highly motivated lady boss serves on the Board of Directors for Hot Bread Kitchen and Cookies for Kids’ Cancer and is an adviser and investor in a handful of food startups, including the Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD), Journee and Maple. Christina is also a judge on the hit cooking competition series MasterChef and MasterChef Junior (on Fox), playing an integral role in mentoring and making home cooks’ dreams come true.
Christina has made headlines in top publications and television programs, including the Wall Street Journal, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Conan and the TODAY Show, has graced the covers of AdWeek and Cherry Bombe and was named one of the most innovative women in food and drink by Food & Wine and Fortune Magazine for her tremendous work ethic and creative ingenuity. Her unstoppable and free-spirited approach to life and inspiring achievements make her one of the most well-rounded and desirable chefs in the world.
Stop by the second floor of The Cosmopolitan’s East Tower for compost cookies, rum-laced cereal milk and more.
“I’m waiting for the day [when] I get the call: ‘Our whole lobby smells like chocolate chip cake. We need you to fix it,’” says Christina Tosi, musing on potentially aroma-bombing the first floor of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
The city’s favorite whimsical pastry chef, Christina Tosi, has come up with a new version of her popular layer cake for the season. It features layers of chocolate chip and chocolate malt cakes, mint cheesecake, rich chocolate crumbs, and a cookies-and-cream frosting. Need something more bite-size? It’s also available in cake-truffle form.
Cakes from $42, truffles for $16 a dozen, both at Milk Bar, locations throughout NYC;
Christina Tosi is staring down a batch of sample cookies in her Brooklyn, N.Y., test kitchen. She picks up one, inspects it, and then bites into the red-and-white-flecked disc
Some are pastry chefs, like Christina Tosi of Milk Bar in New York, the first baker to reinject rainbow sprinkles into the realm of cool. (read more)
Do you prefer a chocolate malt or brown-butter cheesecake filling? Strawberry or chocolate-fudge frosting? (read more)
Momofuku Milk Bar’s Christina Tosi, who’s now a judge on MasterChef and MasterChef Junior, used to live off cookies and cereal, but now she has expanded her diet to regularly include spaghetti carbonara, pepperoni pizza, and, yes, the occasional salad and green juice. (read more)
But now Tosi is switching gears from the sweet life, offering a nutrient-rich line of pressed fruit and vegetable juices called LIFE. (read more)
Bring a little hometown foodie flair to your wedding, no matter where you’re saying “I do.”
Milk Bar’s 6-Tiered Strawberry Lemon Cake is a wedding must-have.
Crain’s New York names Christina Tosi in its 2016 40 under 40 list. (read more)
Taylor Swift is a fan girl of Milk Bar’s birthday cake.
Milk Bar to open in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. (read more)
Milk Bar Cakes included in Most OMG-Gorgeous Wedding Cake Trends of 2016. (read more)
Christina Tosi shares what failing on a regular basis has taught her. (read more)
Milk Bar included in list of 10 iconic NYC eateries with locations in other cities. (read more)
How Christina Tosi is transforming the food industry. (read more)
Milk Bar’s Christina Tosi makes cookies with a holiday twist! (read more)
Learn to Make an Awesome ‘Hand-Me-Down’ Cornbake From ‘Milk Bar Life’. (read more)
Christina Tosi shows you how to make Milk Bar’s corn cookies at home (read more)
Cosmo celebrates it’s 50th Bday with a Custom 4-tiered Milk Bar cake. (read more)
Milk Bar CityCenterDC is here! (read more)
You’ll Never Guess Milk Bar Chef Christina Tosi’s Secret Ingredient. (read more)
Watch Christina Tosi talk about her favorite things! (read more)
4 top female chefs on the state of women in the food industry, including Christina Tosi! (read more)