Who’s Who of Food & Beverage 2015 Nathalie Dupree was selected for prestigious Who’s Who of Food & Beverage 2015 Charleston’s Nathalie Dupree, widely recognized as the doyenne of Southern cooking, has been inducted into Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America.
BB&T Charleston Wine + Food presents a tribute holiday feast to Southern Grand Dame Nathalie Dupree hosted by Chef Frank Lee and Chef Russ Moore of SNOB with guest chefs Sean Brock of Husk, McCrady's and Minero, Michelle Weaver of Charleston Grill, Lauren Mitterer of WildFlour Pastry and Chelsey Conrad of Butcher & Bee.
NATHALIE DUPREE is the author of fourteen cookbooks. She is best known for her approachability and her understanding of Southern cooking, having started the New Southern Cooking movement now found in many restaurants throughout the United States, and co-authoring Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking.
She has been chef of three restaurants – in Majorca, Spain, Georgia and Virginia. For 10 years she directed the Rich’s Cooking School in Atlanta, where she stopped counting at 10,000 students. Many of them now own restaurants, catering or other food businesses, edit magazines, have their own television shows and have written their own cookbooks.
Nathalie, as she is known to her fans, has won wide recognition for her work, including four James Beard Awards and numerous others. She was awarded the honor of “Grande Dame” for Les Dames d’ Escoffier. She considers it her highest honor as it is from women who have excelled in the food industry. She was also named the 2013 Woman of the Year from the French Master Chefs of America, and in 2015 was named to the James Beard Who’s Who in America.
She was host of more than three hundred national and international cooking shows, which have aired on PBS, the Food Network, and the Learning Channel. She has appeared many times on the Today Show and Good Morning America and other national shows and been written about in most major Food and other magazines, including Bon Appetit, Redbook, Ladies Home Journal, Food and Wine, Women’s Day and Family Circle. She has written for the LA Times Syndicate, The Local Palette, The Washington Post, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Atlanta Magazine, Charleston Magazine and national magazines such as Cook’s Magazine. She currently regularly writes for the Charleston Post and Courier, does regular videos for them.
A dynamic national and community catalyst, she was founding Chairman of the Charleston Wine and Food Festival, a founding member of many culinary organizations including the prestigious Southern Foodways and the International Association of Culinary Professionals (where she was two-time President and served on the board many years). She is married to author Jack Bass and lives in Charleston, SC. She travels extensively, lecturing and teaching.