Chef Elle Simone is a culinary maverick. Always drawn to creative food culture, Elle has been dazzling the culinary world since 2003, quickly becoming a highly sought after freelance Food Stylist and Culinary Producer. Elle has collaborated and contributed her unique styling abilities to Food Network, Food Network Magazine, The Cooking Channel, The Katie Couric Show, CBS Corporation, ABC’s The Chew and Bravo’s Chef Roble and Co.
Diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2016, Elle is a chef, a trailblazer, and a survivor. As the creator of SheChef Inc., a professional networking organization for women chefs of color and allies, Elle shares her passion by mentoring, teaching resource building, business consultation/development and most importantly, Food Social Justice.
Elle continues to inspire others and break glass ceilings, as she is currently the resident Food Stylist & On-Air Talent on America’s Test Kitchen on PBS and the first African-American woman to do so.
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