Susie Heller began her culinary career as a caterer, restaurateur, restaurant consultant and food critic in Cleveland Ohio. Her 30-year career in food media has spanned television and cookbook production, working with a wide network of top chefs across the country including Jacques Pépin, Julia Child, Thomas Keller, José Andres, Mourad Lahlou, Michael Chiarello and over 50 top chefs who have appeared on the shows she has produced. In 1999 Susie, moved to Napa Valley where her company Full Plate Media produces cooking series and her company Heller Media produces cookbooks. In addition, Susie has partnered with Thomas Keller and Mourad Lahlou on developing food products for Williams-Sonoma.
Presently Susie holds the position of Chief of Global Content for Feast Kitchen, an international food app, which launched in January 2016. Within one week, Apple tagged Feast Kitchen as a best new app. Over 40 of the top chefs around the world share recipes for home cooks. The app is now available in English, Danish, and German. It will launch in French by fall 2016.
Among her many past book and television credits, Susie has been co-author of three of Jacques’ books and producer, executive producer, or culinary producer of seven of his television programs. Her professional awards include multiple nominations for the James Beard Awards, multiple awards from the International Association of Culinary Professionals, an Emmy nomination, and appearance on the New York Times Best Seller List. In addition Susie is serving as Executive Producer on an American Masters special with Jacques Pepin airing spring 2017.