Eliza has worked in restaurants for over 10 years. Her culinary adventures began in New York City, where she studied at the Institute of Culinary Education, worked at the Rachael Ray Show, Savuer Magazine, and multiple high end catering companies and restaurants. Sponsored by the James Beard Foundation, she was brought to Chicago to serve as their first of many Women in Culinary Leadership. She worked in Indian and Creole restaurants, then longing to educate, launched her own catering company and aqua ponic farming company.
She moved to San Francisco to work as the Executive Chef of an Italian restaurant in Union Square. Her love of education brought her working as a children's culinary instructor and a chef for Parties That Cook.