We are proud to host Chef Celina Tio of JULIAN and The Belfry for the first time at Green Dirt Farm!! Celina’s favorite days used to involve grocery shopping lists, Julia Child reruns, and baking and cooking for family and friends. At the age of eight, she knew she wanted to be a chef, thanks to the positive culinary influences from her family. After earning a degree in hotel and restaurant management from Drexel University, Celina started cooking at Philadelphia’s Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Wanting a broader challenge and audience for her cooking, Celina moved to Orlando, Florida to work for Walt Disney World. There she helped open two specialty restaurants. She became most known in the seven years following for heading the kitchen at Kansas City’s renowned The American Restaurant. There she garnered local and national accolades, including “Chef of the Year” by Chef magazine and “Best Chef: Midwest” by the James Beard Foundation. She has also competed on Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters” and Food Network’s “The Next Iron Chef” and “Iron Chef America.” Celina now channels all that experience into her own restaurant, Julian. In this comfortable neighborhood mainstay she creates chef driven twists on American comfort food, that she likes to call “feel good food.” We cannot wait to see what she creates with our award-winning cheese and delightful lamb at this one-time-only exquisite farm to table dinner!!