EllenSchwartz.jpgEllen Schwartz, Cooking with Chef Ellen

Ellen Schwartz has been cooking since she was 9.  Her father and grandfather owned grocery stores so she has been around food and foodies her entire life.  Cooking is Chef Ellen's passion and she am constantly striving to improve.
Ellen has been a culinary instructor with Leisure Learning for over 15 years.  She has also taught classes in professional kitchens at Central Market and Rice Epicurean.  She is a private chef and also caters for special events.

Chef Ellen's favorite pastimes include testing recipes for chefs and providing feedback to help recipes come to publicationShe has appeared on Fox 26 TV in Houston as a guest chef several times, and has been interviewed by Cleverley Stone on CNN News 650am radio program to discuss organizing a kitchen to make it chef friendly.  

Prior to her full-time cooking career, Chef Ellen was a bridal consultant for Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman, an elementary and middle school reading specialist, and a middle school counselor.