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Christa Carretero packed up and moved to San Francisco in 2003, where she began her journey into the culinary world. After attending the California Culinary Academy, Christa switched coasts and found herself living and working as a chef at a variety of restaurants in Washington, DC, where she further honed her skills. Finally finding herself in a geographical compromise between East and West, Christa now runs Cooking Girl catering in Oklahoma City, where she oversees a host of menus, from Christmas dinners to casual box lunches and party trays. Christa also leads a variety of weekly cooking classes, with themes that range from Summer Desserts to All About Steaks, where small groups of students learn basic skills, kitchen techniques, and how to wield an 8-inch knife in a way that is least threatening to vegetables.