Liz Chaidez

Lead Chef

After a few years of research at Northwestern University, Liz left the corporate world to study culinary arts at The Illinois Institute of Art Chicago where she graduated with honors.  Liz started her culinary career working at the highly rated former Isabella’s Estiatorio in Geneva, IL.  She has worked in various facets of the food world from chef consulting, teaching, food styling and recipe development for companies such as Smithfield Foods, Bush’s Beans and McCain Foods.  Outside of Parties That Cook, Liz teaches culinary classes at Williams-Sonoma and runs her own catering company, Sprig Catering.  Liz enjoys being a part of the Parties that Cook family and sharing her experience with the Parties that Cook guests.