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Kristie Azaroff

Partnerships + Development Manager


Kristie started collecting her extensive restaurant experience as a 19-year-old college student working at a Chili’s - the restaurant industry is in her blood. Originally from the Northeast, her family owned a large chain of restaurants, candy stores and ice cream parlors originating in Boston that were among the first to allow unescorted women to dine alone on a routine basis and ensured that female employees on maternity leave had a place to come back to work. This legacy is something that Kristie is very proud of.

While in school, Kristie developed a passion for helping people which led to her receiving a degree in international politics. After graduation, she spent the next three years volunteering for a nonprofit organization that fought human trafficking and slavery. She realized she was hooked on helping those in need.

Continuing her first love of working in the restaurant industry, Kristie was working at popular Atlanta restaurant Local Three when she became aware of Giving Kitchen. She drank the Kool-Aid and was hooked yet again to a mission she is truly passionate about.

In her spare time, Kristie can be seen around town dining at new restaurants, working weekends at Local Three and hanging out with her fur baby, Abel.

For donation inquiries, get in touch with Kristie at kristie@thegivingkitchen.org.

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