ElouiseJones-re1.jpgElouise Jones, Ouisie's, The Bird and the Bear

Food has always been integral to her life. After working in restaurants during her youth, Ouisie left the U.S. to study cooking in Europe. In 1968 she started a small catering company, then in 1973 the first rendition of Ouisie's Table, which attracted attention from everything from its signature pimiento and cheese sandwiches to its tamale-stuffed chicken. The current Ouisie's Table continues to reflect Ouisie and her taste for "Southern foods and eclectic tendencies."

A member of our founding Chef's Advisory Board, Ouisie has taught at Briscoe Elementary School and generously given of her time to as a featured chef at our Gala in Small Bites, raising thousands of dollars for programming.