A restaurateur for 26 years, Heidi developed her creative southern dishes through training and experimentation. After high school, she immersed herself in cooking, and received a degree in Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales in Charleston, SC. Heidi then opened the award-winning Elizabeth’s Restaurant. Elizabeth’s received rave reviews in Gourmet and Southern Living, and was featured on CBS “Sunday Morning.” Heidi and husband Joe returned to South Carolina to open Grits & Groceries in a refurbished country store. Grits & Groceries has been spotlighted on local programs, and national TV such as the Food Network and PBS’ “Travels with Darley.” They have been featured in The New York Times and on CNN.com. Heidi published two cookbooks, and always remains active in the community. A former Chef Ambassador for the State of South Carolina and on the Advisory Board for AF&WF and Euphoria Greenville. She teaches a 4H cooking club and mentors teens interested in culinary careers.
Accolades & Publications
- The Grits & Groceries: Real Food, Done Real Good (Grits & Groceries, 2016)
- South Carolina Chef Ambassador (2015)