Chef Emily Ellyn Dishes
on the Retro Rad Movement
By Stacy Gammill
Chef Emily Ellyn is a farm-raised
chef and culinary educator. A native
of rural Ohio, this transplant Florida
girl started the Retro Rad cooking
movement to inspire a new generation
of chefs with classics from the past.
Chef Emily is a Culinary Institute of
America alum armed with two master’s
degrees and she is finishing up her
Ph.D in Food Service Education.
Does she look familiar? You might
have seen her on Food Network’s
“Food Network Star,” “Cupcake Wars,”
“Cutthroat Kitchen,” and she even had
a cameo on the Simpsons!
Chef Emily will present at Cook.
Craft. Create. ACF National
Convention & Show in Orlando,
July 9-13. She’ll share her culinary
journey, the events that inspired her
passion for food and address the
challenges of diversity and adversity
in the culinary field.