Susie Heller

Susie Heller began her culinary career as a caterer, restaurateur, restaurant consultant and food critic in Cleveland, Ohio. Her 40-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.

Among her many past book and television credits, Susie has been co-author of three of Jacques Pépin’s books and producer, executive producer, or culinary producer of seven of his television programs. In addition, Susie served as Executive Producer on an American Masters special with Jacques Pépin in 2017. Her professional awards include multiple nominations for the James Beard Awards, multiple awards from the International Association of Culinary Professionals, an Emmy nomination, and an appearance on The New York Times Best Seller List.

Susie Heller by Eric Vitale