Chef Ellen Schwartz

Chef Ellen Schwartz

About Me

I have been cooking since I was 9.  My father and grandfather owned grocery stores so I have been around food and foodies my entire life.  Cooking is my passion and I am constantly striving to improve all that I do. I am a culinary instructor in Houston and have also taught classes in professional kitchens at Central Market and Rice Epicurean.  Summers are spent teaching cooking techniques and recipes to children at venues that include Wharton Kids' College in Sugarland, St. Luke's Methodist Church in Houston, and West University's After School Program called Kid's Connect.  One of my favorite pastimes is testing recipes for chefs and providing feedback to help their recipes come to publication. I am thrilled you are interested in learning to cook or improving your skills. I look forward to meeting you in your kitchen soon.

Cooking Since

I was 9


Private chef and culinary instructor teaching cooking classes to all ages and skill levels
Taught cooking classes with Leisure Learning for over 20 years
Volunteer chef at Recipe for Success


Guest chef on Houston's Fox 26 TV in Houston
Interviewed by Cleverley Stone on her CNN News 650am radio program
Houston Annual Firefighters' BBQ Cook-Off Judge


Master's Degree, Reading Specialist, University of Houston
Master of Science, Counseling, Houston Baptist University
Undergraduate Degree, University of Houston

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