Who is Chef Jennifer Hill Booker?
Chef Jennifer Hill Booker Le Cordon Blue-certified chef, cookbook author, reality TV personality, culinary educator, business owner and GA Grown Executive Chef for the GA Department of Tourism and Travel discovered her passion for food early in life. As a little girl cooking beside her mother, grandmother and aunts she learned that through food she could touch people’s hearts and bring smiles of happiness.
Weaving her love of traditional Southern cuisine with her belief in incorporating healthy, seasonal foods and her classic French training Chef Jennifer created a unique style of cooking that she termed Modern Southern Healthy Cuisine with a French Accent. Her first cookbook, Field Peas to Foie Gras: Southern Recipes with a French Accent. (Pelican Publishing, 2014) includes original recipes that the home cook can easily prepare for the family.
Her second cookbook, Dinner Deja Vu: Southern Tonight. French Tomorrow is scheduled to launch in the spring of 2017. This work looks at a fun way to save time cooking by offering two recipes for a dish made with the same ingredients. Leftovers were never so delicious!
Chef Jennifer is fearless in her dedication to bring the best in cooking to her audience from creating recipes, to teaching culinary arts, presenting at live cooking demonstration, keynote-speaking engagements and in the digital world where she engages with her online community. Competing on Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen with host Chef Alton Brown, Chef Jennifer demonstrated her creativity and tenacity to the Food TV world when she made it to the final round.
She is a member of James Beard Foundation, the Atlanta chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International, the Georgia Restaurant Association, Slow Foods, and Georgia Organics. Chef Jennifer contributes original recipes to such publications as Garden & Gun, Atlanta Magazine, Essence Magazine, Jezebel, Southern Seasons, Urban Socialites and Basil Magazine.
Chef Jennifer spends her free time in her kitchen, garden, or the local farmer’s market. She currently resides in Lilburn, Georgia with her two daughters Jenelle and Regine along with their KorgieJack, Pudge.
More About Chef Jennifer Hill Booker
Chef Jenifer Hill Booker Writing
Chef Jennifer Hill Booker TV Experience
Chef Jennifer’s Peach Cobbler (watch video)
Cutthroat Kitchen Contestant (watch video)
Appearance KPIX San Francisco (watch video)
Georgia Grown TV (watch video)
Essence Magazine March 2015 (PDF) Southern Grown, French Inspired
FOXNews July 2016 (PDF) Best Fried Chicken Recipes for National Fried Chicken Day
Maison De La Culture Noire Americane: I Went to Heaven Last Night
NPR Tulsa February 6, 2015 “Chef Jennifer Hill Booker Offers “Field Peas to Foie Gras: Southern Recipes with a French Accent” (listen)
FOX News (PDF): Chef Combines French Cuisine, Southern Fare in Unique Cookbook
Social Media & Web
Epcot Food & Wine Festival
Brand Ambassador Catering
Cooking Classes Cooking Demonstrations
Conference and Event Recipe Development
Food Network Cutthroat Kitchen Contestant
Chef Jennifer Hill Booker proved that she is a culinary force to be taken seriously when she competed on Food Network’s popular competition show Cutthroat Kitchen. Chef Jennifer cooked pizza on the outside of a pineapple, created a ramen bowl and made it to the final round. The last challenge was to make a candy bar. However, the chocolate never fully set and Chef was eliminated on the technicality that hers was not a candy ‘bar.’
However, she won high praise from both Alton Brown, show host and judge Chef Jet Tila.
“Chef Jennifer is clearly capable of thinking things through.” – Chef Alton Brown
“One of the most delicious treats I’ve ever had on Cutthroat Kitchen.” – Chef Jet Tila