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Elizabeth Falkner was born in San Francisco, grew up in Los Angeles and moved and worked her way up in kitchens in San Francisco in the 1990’s and owned and ran several restaurants through 2014. Today FalkneR does recipe development and consults for numerous products and brands. She also does motivational speaking and has been a guest speaker at Yale University several times and at Columbia University, as well as at various corporations, groups, and events.
Now living in NY, Falkner is an author of 3 cookbooks and an upcoming memoir.
Cooking competitions are a favorite “sport” for Her. FalkneR has appeared on over 40 of the television cooking competition programs on Food Network, Cooking Channel, and Bravo, NBC, as well as made appearances on many other shows. She has appeared in many food magazines, and has received multiple awards, as well as a nomination for a James Beard Award (2005).
Falkner relentlessly cooks for charity events and Food & Wine Festivals all over. Falkner does both savory and sweet, traditional and modern. She is an advocate for people and chefs to think more like athletes and “stay fit to cook”. After playing soccer for 28 years, she picked up sword fighting fitness and martial arts, yoga, pilates and running distance races. She ran her first marathon, the NY Marathon in 2016. In 2019 Falkner will participate in Chefs Cycle for No Kid Hungry and ride 300 miles in 3 days to raise money along with other chefs for hungry children across the country.