Elatia Harris Rambling Epicure food writer and chef

Elatia Harris

Interview: Personal chef making farm to table cool again with Elatia Harris

Elatia Harris is bringing sexy back when it comes to farm to table food. She is a personal chef for Lucy’s Mom Cuisine and the leader of farm to table food movement called Tessa’s Table 2050. Over the years she has developed a palette of classic European, Asian, and other global flavors to broaden her movement to make our relationship with food fun again. We talk about food writing and the future of thoughtful eating.

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Below is a summary of our interview:

Quote

If they take away 10 things, there are 10,000 things left.

Her Journey

We chat about Elatia cooking early as child, her career in the travel industry, and how she learned the cuisines of various countries including North African and Middle Eastern food.

Low Point

After the 9/11 tragedy many of her clients were not willing to continue to pay for her personal chef services.

Aha Moment

Elatia’s reputation started to get around via word of mouth

Elatia’s work now  

We chat about Elatia’s work at Lucy’s Mom Cuisine and Tessa’s Table 2050. We also recount a story of a man who crashed into a tree and hurt himself badly. Over time the food really helped to improve his mood.

What’s exciting Elatia now

Elatia is excited that everyone beginning take notice of where food is coming from.

Lightning Round

Book Elatia Recommends: The Reach of a Chef by Michael Ruhlman

Helpful Habit: Learn everyone’s name with the correct spelling

Helpful Person: Her Sister and her whole family

Internet Resource: Google Alerts

What’s Your Purpose: Right livelihood. Every has rights to use their talents.

Where to follow Elatia

Lucy’s Mom Cuisine

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Parting Words

Get yourself rejected 40 times then you will allow yourself to get closer to your goals.

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One More Thing

Elatia’s Recipe for Saffron Avocado Mousse

Saffron Avocado Mousse by Elatia Harris

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Derrick Duplessy

Executive Director at Duplessy Foundation
Derrick has coached 500+ executives in 10 years as an executive coach. He runs Duplessy Foundation which is dedicated to creating meaningful careers for everyone. He also hosts Purpose Rockstar, a daily show on iTunes where he shares the career stories of a variety of guests.

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