Crafting a Food Empire
If you’re from Greensboro, North Carolina, odds are you’ve probably dined at one of the restaurants graced by the unique expertise of Kristina Fuller. In addition to the locally famed Crafted: The Art of the Taco, Fuller also opened Crafted: The Art of Street Food and Bites and Pints, and served as a consultant for several fellow local restaurateurs. Fuller’s creativity, innovative spirit, genuine passion for the local food scene has put her in the spotlight as a powerful entrepreneurial force – and she shows no signs of stopping any time soon.
From Apprentice to Auteur
After graduating high school, Fuller took up an apprenticeship at B. Christopher’s in downtown Greensboro, a high-end steakhouse. She went on to work in kitchens around Greensboro and even spent time in New York before getting the idea to open her first restaurant, The Bistro at Adam’s Farm. Even though her inaugural enterprise was forced to close due to a road constructed project that would go directly through the restaurant’s location, it didn’t sour Fuller on the experience of owning and operating her own eatery. In 2012, she opened her first Crafted: The Art of the Taco location with her mother, Rhonda, and has since moved that restaurant to a more expansive space, and opened up multiple other restaurants in Greensboro and Winston-Salem.
Contributing to the Greensboro Culinary Community
Fuller is continuously thinking up with new ideas, loves staying active, and is always looking for an opportunities to be creative. Naturally, she has her own consulting company where she offers her expertise to other restaurateurs to execute their ideas and develop their recipes and menus. Such projects include menus and recipes for McPherson’s Bar & Grill, 913 Whiskey Bar, The Green Bean at Golden Gate, and Hops Burger Bar.
Building a North Carolina Businesses with Passion and Precision
Fuller’s creativity and innovation have won her multiple awards. She was quoted once saying she, “Fights against culinary inertia, creating fare that challenges every palette and satisfies all appetites.”
She wears her dedication to the culinary arts on her sleeve, literally, with two very personal tattoos. On her left hand is an anchor, symbolizing stability and because she runs a top-level kitchen as though it were a sea-bound vessel. On her right hand is a diamond, symbolizing the precision she brings to her craft.
Fuller’s passion for her work, her community, and culinary innovation makes her one to watch and an inspiration to aspiring entrepreneurs everywhere.