By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Jun 04, 2015 at 5:01 PM

This past week, North Shore Boulangerie announced the addition of pastry chef Christina Schubert to its culinary team.

Schubert is a Milwaukee native who received her training at Le Cordon Bleu before taking progressively more advanced positions in professional kitchens around the country. Most recently she headed the pastry kitchen at the renowned Drake Hotel on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.

While at the Drake, Chef Schubert gained wide acclaim for her sophisticated tea service in the historic Palm Court as well as her life-sized ginger-bread displays that dazzled holiday shoppers on Michigan Avenue.

"Chef Schubert is that rare combination of exquisite skill, passion, and approachability that makes her such a great fit for our community and the Boulangerie," says

Gene Webb, owner and baker at the Boulangerie. "I think our clientele will be pleased with this addition."

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.