After a successful career as a marketing executive for several luxury goods companies in New York City, Elizabeth decided to pursue a second career that would encompass her passion for food and wine. She attended the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City, where she received diplomas in both Culinary Arts and Culinary Management. She trained in New York City at Picholine Restaurant and The Tribeca Grill. She studied artisanal cheese with Max McCalman at The Artisanal Cheese Center and received her Sommelier Certification from the American Sommelier Society and certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers. Elizabeth spent several years in Europe studying the foods, wines and cheeses of France and Italy, before moving to Denver in 2006.
Since that time, Elizabeth has focused her energy on promoting Denver’s ever-growing food scene. She is the Executive Director of EatDenver; a non-profit association of local independently owned restaurants. She hosts The Main Course radio show, celebrating Denver’s unique world of food and beverage; from farmers, vintners and brewers to restaurants and markets.. She teaches at Cook Street School of Culinary Arts. In her spare time, Elizabeth volunteers for Share Our Strength, Project Angel Heart and other non-profits, that work to feed and educate children, the terminally ill and the poor.