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Christina Seid is the 2nd generation business owner of Chinatown Ice Cream Factory (CICF). She has been in the ice cream industry for 25 years. Her Father started CICF and the shop has served ice cream and brought smiles to NYC locals, celebrities, and tourists for over 40 years. CICF is often referred to as a neighborhood institution and is an iconic part of NYC and its’ Chinatown.

Christina graduated from the University of Rochester with a BA in Psychology and then went on to pursuing her Masters in Education from CUNY Queens College. Her... READ MORE

Christina Seid is the 2nd generation business owner of Chinatown Ice Cream Factory (CICF). She has been in the ice cream industry for 25 years. Her Father started CICF and the shop has served ice cream and brought smiles to NYC locals, celebrities, and tourists for over 40 years. CICF is often referred to as a neighborhood institution and is an iconic part of NYC and its’ Chinatown.

Christina graduated from the University of Rochester with a BA in Psychology and then went on to pursuing her Masters in Education from CUNY Queens College. Her culinary background is in classical French cuisine where she studied at French Culinary Institute (FCI). She also received her certificate in Pastry & Baking from the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE).

In this past year she has expanded her family’s business to open two new locations; Flushing Ice Cream Factory and the Lower East Side Ice Cream Factory.

In addition to being noted for her business achievements, Christina has a history of being active in her community. She has served on dozens of committees and boards, such as Chinatown Youth Initiatives, Asian Women in Business, and New York Cares. Some of her accolades include the Neighborhood Leadership Award from the New York Women’s Foundation; The Annual Founder’s Award by the Chinatown YMCA; The Museum of Chinese Americans (MOCA) Generational Award; and a Proclamation presented by NY State Comptroller Di Napoli.

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