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Instructor & Co-Collaborators

"Above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it."   Roald Dahl


Lauren is a writer, artist, and self-taught baker based in Seattle and with roots in sunny San Diego.

Her interests include crafting unconventional designs out of fruit and dough, hiking around the Pacific Northwest, and scouting the best happy hour nachos.

Lauren’s colorful geometric style regularly inspires fellow bakers on Instagram, where she has amassed over 200,000 followers in the year since she started the Instagram account @lokokitchen. Her pie designs have been featured in publications such as Vogue, O Magazine, Buzzfeed, and Design Milk. She has appeared on-screen in New Day Northwest with King5, Martha Bakes, and CBS’ Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation. She was recently named to The Bake Feed’s 2018 Baker’s Dozen—13 of the most talented baking icons, movers and shakers pushing baking boundaries and making the biggest difference in the baking world. 

Christina Kim Mathis | Blue Box Bakery

Christina Kim Mathis is a Seattle native who moved to Bozeman Montana to go to college and ski (but mainly ski.) After putting in her time in the University system and competing as a NCAA ski racer, she decided to follow her dream to go to Pastry school. In August 2009, she packed up a U-Haul and drove across the country to New York City with her two best friends and roommates. Christina is a graduate of The French Culinary Institute (now known as International Culinary Center) in New York City where she finished the top of her class learning from the industries best, such as Jacques Torres and Ron Ben-Israel. She started her career working at Mayfield Bakery & Cafe in Palo Alto, CA and continued on to work for The Ritz Carlton in Lake Tahoe and Half Moon Bay, CA. Throughout her career, she spent time interning, staging and learning from top chefs at Bouchon Bakery, and Jean George. 

She started Blue Box Bakery as a side project, making cakes, cookies and other items for friends and family for holidays, weddings and other special occasions. In 2015, she married her college sweetheart and moved back to her hometown of Seattle, WA. After returning home, she decided to focus full time on Blue Box Bakery.

Blue Box Bakery, Christina Mathis
loko kitchen, Erin Schedler photo
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