Chef Emily Ellyn is the Home Economics teacher you’ve always wanted! She’s the mother of Retro Rad cooking and encourages everyone to dig through their family recipe box, dust off their pressure cookers, and take the old and make it new. She takes the retro, remixes it, and makes it RAD.
Chef Ellyn has appeared on Food Network’s “Food Network Star,” “Cupcake Wars,” “Food Quest”, and “Cutthroat Kitchen” on HGTV’s “House Hunters” as well as the FYI Network, Cooking Channel, and morning news shows across the country.
Cooking has been Chef Ellyn's passion ever since she grew up harvesting food and raising animals on a farm in rural Ohio. Eager to dive into the culinary field, she started her own catering company while still in high school. Upon leaving Ohio, Chef Ellyn graduated with a degree in Restaurant Management from the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, New York. There, she worked as a teaching assistant until moving to Paris, France to attend graduate school at Academie Internationale de Management (AIM). She then went on to earn an additional master’s degree in Hospitality Management from UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality and Management in Orlando, Florida.
“My purpose is to nourish people through their hearts, minds, and stomachs,” she said.
You can see Chef Ellyn this July during Catersource + The Special Event:
- A Candid Conversation LIVE with Chef Emily Ellyn
- Catersource Diced Competition: Get on Board!
- Shaking Up an Industry That's Stirred
- Small Plates, Big Return