Jennifer Hill Booker
Cookbook Author, Professional Chef and Owner of Your Resident Gourmet, Chef Jennifer Hill Booker is saving the world one dish at a time!
GA Grown Executive Chef, Jennifer Hill Booker, believes that “food should taste like food” and for over 20 years has spent her culinary career educating people about food, nutrition, and healthy cooking practices. As a culinary educator, she has been in a prime position to demonstrate the ease, affordability, and importance of cooking and eating seasonally, and has shared this information in the classroom, cooking stage, original published recipes and in her first cookbook, Field Peas to Foie Gras: Southern Recipes with a French Accent, (due out September 1st).
A personal chef and recipe contributor to such publications as Jezebel, Southern Seasons, Urban Socialites, Basil Magazine, and Sister2Sister, Chef Jennifer recently launched YourResidentGourmet.net a food blog focusing on healthy eating, culinary trends, travel, and living well. Among her many honors, Jennifer was selected to be a GA Grown Executive Chef, by the Georgia Department of Agriculture, where she travels the state representing Georgia family farmers.
Chef Jennifer is currently an adjunct instructor at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Atlanta and believing that cooking heals the soul, she offers Culinary Therapy sessions for The Cottages on Mountain Creek, a private stabilization residence for those living with mental illness. She volunteers her time and resources to the Chef of the World: A Taste of Fame scholarship gala, Africa’s Children Fund Annual Fundraiser, Cooking Matters, Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation, and Les Dames d’Escoffier International’s GreenTables Initiative.
Chef Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Tulsa, graduated at the top of her class with an Associates of Occupational Science from Oklahoma State University and went on to earn top honors from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Paris, France with a Base de Cuisine certificate. She is a member of the Atlanta chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International, the Georgia Restaurant Association, Slow Foods-Atlanta Chapter, and Georgia Organics. Jennifer currently resides in Lilburn, Georgia with her family and can be reached at www.YourResidentGourmet.com