Tamara Christians is a seasoned chef, helming the kitchen at Dixon Roadside in Woodstock, New York. The Montana native is an award-winning chef, holding the honor of being the first winner of the Tompkins Square Green Market Cook-off in New York City. She is also an accomplished culinary teacher, educating on the importance of slow food and “zero kilometer” food consumption. In 2011 she launched “Jossie Catering”, a boutique food venture affectionately named after her late grandma “Jossie”, an artist and fellow chef. From simple daily meals to rustic weddings, her western cuisine has delighted diners in the far reaches of the country.
She teaches a variety of classes at the Ag Center, including fresh cheesemaking, cooking w edible flowers, making your own bitters, and regional cuisines.
Tamara is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City, and an alumnus of the St. Patrick’s Cathedral Choir. She also works as a model and a voice-over artist. She was nominated for a 2020 SABA Award for her narration of “How the Deer Moon Hungers”, by Susan Wingate.