About Chef Terri Milligan

chef terriChef Terri Milligan is a professional chef and culinary instructor. She attended the Postilion Culinary School under the tutelage of famed chef Madame Liane Kuony. In addition to her culinary background, Chef Milligan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Marquette University and a Master’s Degree in mass communications from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.

Her early culinary career began in Milwaukee where she operated her own catering firm and taught culinary instruction at the Boelter Companies. In 1993, Chef Milligan and her husband Christopher, opened the Inn at Kristofer’s located on Wisconsin’s Door County peninsula. Located in Sister Bay, The Inn at Kristofer’s quickly became the restaurant of choice for visitors to this picturesque area. In addition to the restaurant’s fine cuisine, it also offers dramatic views of the beautiful waters of Green Bay from its floor to ceiling windows.

The restaurant and Chef Milligan earned local and national recognition for innovative and fresh cuisine. Kristofer’s also offers a culinary school located on the second floor of the restaurant. In December of 2012, the Milligans sold their restaurant.

Chef Milligan recently relocated to the Phoenix/Scottsdale area where she continues to offer cooking classes and write for various publications throughout the Midwest and Southwest.   View Chef Milligan’s YouTube on line cooking series entitled “Chef Milligan’s Culinary Classroom.”

Chef Terri Milligan

Culinary Instruction
Culinary & Product Spokesperson
On Air Culinary Personality

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
2013 – present
Feature writer Food Section

Edible Door Magazine
2013 – present
Feature Writer and Food Photographer

Sweet Basil Gourmet and Cooking School
Scottsdale, Arizona
2017 – present

Milwaukee Public Market
Milwaukee, WI
Guest Chef and Culinary Instructor

Savory Spoon Cooking School
Guest Culinary Instructor


Chef Milligan has been featured in the following publications

Edible Magazines

Bon Appetit

Good Housekeeping
4 page spread featuring Chef Milligan and the Inn at Kristofer’s

Midwest Living
Inn at Kristofer’s winner of best restaurant reader’s choice

Wisconsin Trails Magazine

Door County Magazine

Edible Door Magazine

Chicago Tribune
Inn at Kristofer’s named  favorite US restaurant by Tribune travel writer Alan Soloman

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

St. Louis Dispatch

Wisconsin State Journal

Chef Milligan has been appeared on the following radio/television programs

Good Day Chicago (FOX TV), Chicago, Illinois

The Best Of—Food Network

Larry Meuller Show Wisconsin Public Radio

Chef Terri Milligan’s Culinary Classroom YouTube Series