Elizabeth Heiskell was born and raised in the Mississippi Delta, an agricultural area bordered by the Mississippi River where food and fun go hand in hand. With her passion for food, fun, and adventure, Elizabeth started her culinary journey with courses at the Culinary Institute of American in Hyde Park, New York. Chef Heiskell has prepared food for such notables as the Dutchess of York, Former Vice President Al Gore, Chef Thomas Keller, Priscilla Presley and the governors of Mississippi, Texas, and Arizona.
As Lead Culinary Instructor at the Viking Cooking School in nearby Greenwood, world headquarters of the Viking Range Corporation, she has represented Viking on exclusive Silver Sea cruises through Spain, Portugal, Hawaii, and has made multiple television and public appearances including The Home Shopping Network and the CBS affiliate out of Memphis, Tennessee. With all of her culinary events and classes, Elizabeth adds fun and vitality.
In 2011 Elizabeth moved from the flatland to the hills of Oxford, Mississippi. There, she and her husband, Luke, run Woodson Ridge Farm with a little help from their three girls. She also maintains her catering company, Elizabeth Heiskell Catering, now in its fifteenth year, through which she provides delicious, eats for events all over the Southeast.
Elizabeth is The Today Show Food Contributor. She has also been featured in Garden and Gun Magazine, Southern Living, Delta Magazine, Commercial Appeal, The Clarion Ledger and Taste of the South. Debutante Farmer is her bloody mary mix, that was born on Woodson Ridge Farms. It just won the coveted Southern Living Food Award for one of the best products in the South. Elizabeth just finished her new cooking book which will be published in October.
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