Christina McKeough

High Street Philly

Biography

Christina McKeough is the Chef de Cuisine of Restaurateur Ellen Yin’s renowned High Street Philly, an all-day cafe serving locally sourced breakfast, lunch and dinner menus in Philadelphia’s Washington Square West neighborhood. Christina, who hails from Buffalo, New York, kicked off her career by graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in 1999.

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Christina McKeough is the Chef de Cuisine of Restaurateur Ellen Yin’s renowned High Street Philly, an all-day cafe serving locally sourced breakfast, lunch and dinner menus in Philadelphia’s Washington Square West neighborhood. Christina, who hails from Buffalo, New York, kicked off her career by graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in 1999.

Post-graduation, Christina worked at the reputable seafood-forward Tsunami in Memphis, where she climbed the ladder to Sous Chef before moving on to become Sous Chef at High Street Hospitality Group’s flagship, Fork, in Philadelphia and eventually working as the Dining Room Manager for Queen Village’s since-shuttered Django.

In 2006, Christina and her family relocated to New York’s Finger Lakes, where they opened their own restaurant Hazelnut Kitchen. The seasonal farm-to-table had a great five-year run, but ultimately closed in favor of spending more time with her two young children. After a short hiatus, Christina returned to the industry in 2014 with a one-and-a-half year stint as Bakery Director for Gimme Coffee before moving on to collaborate with GRAFT Wine + Cider bar, in Watkins Glen, New York, where she ran a one-woman kitchen churning out daily specials featuring local ingredients.

In August of 2019, Christina and her family made the move back to Philadelphia. Christina knew she wanted to return to working with Ellen Yin, whom she has long admired for having an unwavering commitment to hospitality. At High Street Philly, Christina enjoys working with fresh, beautiful ingredients and smart, creative people on a daily basis. Christina resides in Wynnewood with her husband and two kids.

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Favorite Event

Farmer's Market Brunch presented by White Claw hosted by Geoffrey Zakarian part of the LIVEHAPPilly series presented by illy caffè

Sat, Oct 16

11:00 AM

illy, Walk-Around Tastings, Brunches,