Featured Guest

Elizabeth Heiskell

Chef and floral designer Elizabeth Heiskell, known as The Debutante Farmer, offers a southern blend of culinary arts, party planning, and floral arranging which adds grace and style to the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg and Art in Bloom 2018.

Born and raised in the Mississippi Delta, Chef Heiskell never forgot her roots while honing her expertise and experiences at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. Her fun, vitality, and talent have been shared with numerous notables such as the Duchess of York, Former Vice-President Al Gore, and the governors of Mississippi, Texas, and Arizona, to name a few.

Chef Heiskell’s prestigious career has led her to representing the Viking Cooking School, teaching, as well as appearances on the Today Show as a Food Contributor, The Home Shopping Network, and articles in Southern Living magazine, Garden and Gun magazine, and Taste of the South.

To complete the southern charm, Elizabeth lives in Oxford, Mississippi. She and her family continue the tradition of providing delicious food and party planning through Woodson Ridge Farm’s Elizabeth Heiskell Catering.

Join Chef Elizabeth Heiskell at the Art in Bloom Luncheon on March 23, 2018 to learn the age-old secrets of a well-planned party through her new cookbook “What Can I Bring?” She will highlight the right floral arrangement for any setting, and the fun that comes with inviting friends to share in southern hospitality!




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