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Virginia Willis
Worked at Virginia Willis Culinary Enterprises, Inc
Attended L'Academie de Cuisine,
Lives in Atlanta, GA & Hatfield, MA
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How to Make "Cream of Anything Soup" -- without cream! And, big news about my new column called "Cooking with Virginia" in Southern Living!


http://blog.virginiawillis.com/2016/04/how-to-make-cream-of-anything-soup/
Virginia Willis explains How to Make "Cream of Anything Soup" and shares the news about her column with Southern Living called "Cooking with Virginia."
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New blog post on how to clean and cook leeks with 5 recipes perfect for winter to spring.

http://blog.virginiawillis.com/2016/03/leeks/
Chef Virginia Willis explains how to cook and clean leeks + 5 leek recipes for spring from side dish to salad and more.
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Strawberries are the most popular berry fruit in the world, and while they are available in grocery stores every week of the year, spring is their true season. (Technically, strawberries aren't act...
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So excited about my new website!!! 

http://www.virginiawillis.com
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I like it! Clean and simple. Easy to read fonts. Color. The fleur-di-lis touch is nice.
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New Blog Post - Up Your App Game with Romesco Sauce!

http://blog.virginiawillis.com/2016/03/make-romesco-sauce/
Spring means patio parties and outdoor entertaining. Ditch the chips and salsa. Chef Virginia Willis shares a recipe for Romesco Sauce to up your app game.
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Very excited about my new website with web responsive software. It works on a smartphone, tablet, or computer screen. Thanks to IdeaLand and Pixie Wizard Graphixs! 

http://www.virginiawillis.com
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I am reading your articles on ur website and i ve to tell u i love it :)
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Fresh ham is nothing like the boozy bourbon-soaked and smoked holiday ham or the candy-sweet spiral wonder. It’s essentially a pork roast with a bone — a ra
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Education
  • L'Academie de Cuisine,
    Professional CCT
  • Ecole de Cuisine LaVarenne
    Grande Diplome
  • University of Georgia
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Female
Birthday
December 29
Relationship
In a relationship
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Tagline
French-trained Southern chef and food writer. James Beard Foundation Award Winner. Okra apostle, grits missionary, bourbon devotee, and sustainable seafood instigator.
Introduction

Chef Virginia Willis is the author of Lighten Up, Y'all, Bon Appétit, Y'all and Basic to Brilliant, Y'allOkra: A Savor the South Cookbook, and Grits by Short Stack Editions. Lighten Up, Y'all: Classic Southern Recipes Made Healthy and Wholesome received a 2016 James Beard Foundation Award of Excellence in the Focus on Health category and was a finalist for Best American cookbook by the International Association of Culinary Professionals. She is currently in development with WGBH for a series called Secrets of the Southern Table: A Food Lover’s Tour of the Global South to air nationally on public television stations.

She is a Contributing Editor for Southern Living and her column “Cooking with Virginia” will debut this fall. The Chicago Tribune praised her as one of "Seven Food Writers You Need to Know." A popular Southern chef, her legion of fans love her knack for giving classic French cooking a down-home feel and reimagining Southern recipes en Français. Her eponymous food blog, tagged as a favorite blog by Saveur magazine, receives rave reviews for her recipes and stories celebrating her Southern heritage and classic French training. Her articles have appeared nationally including Southern Living, Food52, CNNAll RecipesCountry LivingEating Well,Family Fun, and Fine Cooking. As a nationally recognized Southern food and beverage authority she has been featured in theWashington Post, and USA TodaySerious Eats, and Tasting Table and quoted in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal

Virginia is the former TV kitchen director for Martha Stewart Living, Bobby Flay, and Nathalie Dupree. She was the producer of Epicurious on the Discover Channel and Home Plate for Turner Studios. In front of the camera, Virginia has appeared on Food Network's Chopped, Fox Family and Friends, Martha Stewart Living, Paula Deen's Best Dishes, and as a judge on Throwdown with Bobby Flay. Her culinary consulting company, Virginia Willis Culinary Enterprises, Inc specializes in recipe development, content creation, culinary editorial services, culinary video production, spokesperson representation, and media training.

She is a member of The James Beard Foundation, Chef’s Collaborative, Les Dames d’Escoffier, Georgia Organics, the International Association of Culinary Professionals, and the Southern Foodways Alliance. She participates in Chef's Move to Schools and is also part of the No Kid Hungry Blogger Program for Share our Strength. Virginia is on the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch Blue Ribbon Task Force. She is proud to be on the Atlanta Community Food Bank Advisory Board as well as the Atlanta Community Farmer's Market Advisory Board.

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Grits missionary. Okra convertor. Bourbon devotee.
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French-trained Southern chef and food writer
Skills
chef, food writer, blogger, recipe developer, cookbook author, and spokesperson
Employment
  • Virginia Willis Culinary Enterprises, Inc
    Owner
  • Epicurious.com
    Executive Producer
  • Martha Stewart Living Television
    Kitchen Director
  • Lifetime TV: Bobby Flay
    Kitchen Director
  • Ecole de Cuisine LaVarenne
    Program Director
  • Nathalie Dupree Culinary Enterprises
    Kitchen Director
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Atlanta, GA & Hatfield, MA
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