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• Celebrity Chef Cooking Demo at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival; May 2018, April 2017, & April 2016 Headlining Chef; Louisiana Seafood Festival; October 2017, September 2015, October 2014, October 2013, September 2012, and September 2011

• Co-host of “Ration Wars” Cooking Competition at National WWII Museum; August 2017 • Celebrity Chef Cooking Demo at Creole Tomato Festival in the French Market in New Orleans; June 2017 & 2016

• 2016 Food Network Chopped Teen Grand Champion

• Opening Keynote for Mississippi Whole Schools Institute in Biloxi, Mississippi; June 2016

• Association for Career & Technical Education Closing Keynote; November 2015

• Celebrity Chef Cooking Demos at Crescent City Farmers Market as their “Marketeer Ambassador;” ongoing Summer Cooking Demo Series at the French Market in New Orleans; May-August 2015

• Celebrity Chef Cooking Demo at NYC Kids Food Festival sponsored by James Beard Foundation; February 2015

• Featured Chef at Azucar Ball charity fundraiser, serving 400 people; November 2016, 2015, & 2014 

• IFCO Celebrity Chef Cooking Demos at Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit; October 2014 & October 2013

• Cooking Demo and Panel Talk at Farm to Table International Symposium, New Orleans; August 2014 & 2015

• Celebrity Chef Cooking Demos at IFCO Booth at the United Fresh and Food Marketing Institute Conference in Chicago; June 2014

• Featured Chef/Author at Jambalaya Writers’ Conference in Houma, Louisiana; March 2014

• Featured Chef at NOLA Chefs Aid for the Philippines, serving “Lumpia & Asian Mardi Slaw” to 400 people including New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu; December 2013

• Headlining Chef at SoFAB Institute French Market Fare stage in New Orleans; November 2013-November 2014

• Speaker and Curator of Menu at Dove® Self-Esteem Conference for Girls in New York City; October 2013

• Speaker at Boys & Girls Club Triple Play Summit at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado; September 2013

• Headlining Chef; American Library Association Conference “What’s Cookin’” stage, Chicago; June 2013


• Co-host of Good Eating Good Health with Marcia Kavanaugh on WYES; January 2018

• Weekly Award-Winning Radio Show, “Cool Kids Cook,” 2012-2016. Notable guests included: Chef José Andres; Chef Lidia Bastianich; Melissa d’Arabian of “Ten Dollar Dinners” on Food Network; Iron Chef UK and Cooking Channel Star Judy Joo; Certified Master Chef Edward Leonard of Le Cordon Bleu; Former United States White House Pastry Chef Bill Yosses, and Andrew Zimmern of “Bizarre Foods” on Travel Channel; to name a few

• TODAY Show; September 2016

• Food Network Chopped Teen Tournament; September 2016

• Let’s Get Cookin’ Radio Show; 2016 on New Orleans community radio station 102.3 FM WHIV

• “Kid Chef Eliana’s Kitchen Tips” regular column in Ingredient magazine; 2012-2015 • Kid reporter in public television documentaries on Pearl Harbor, WWII, and The Battle of New Orleans on WYES; November 2016, November 2015 & February 2015

• Featured in a public television documentary called “Latino Cuisine in New Orleans;” February 2014

• Celebrity feature on WWL-TV “12 for the Road with Bill Capo;” December 2014

• Feature in TeenVOGUE magazine; October 2014

• Feature in MacMillan text books in Brazil; September 2014 • Feature in Muses & Visionaries magazine; September 2014

• “Jamie Oliver’s Pressure Cooker Kids” television pilot in Toronto, Canada; August 2014

• Multi-page spread feature in GINJA magazine in South Africa; May 2014 • Feature in Reforma in Mexico; March 2014

• Cover and feature in Ingredient

• Cover and feature in Iguana magazine; January 2014

• “Webstars II” feature on Nickelodeon’s Nick News with Linda Ellerbee on Nickelodeon; December 2013

• Multi-page spread feature in Louisiana Kitchen & Culture magazine; Holiday Issue 2013

• The Produce News front page feature; October 2013

• “Inspiring Latina of the Week” on; October 2013

• Featured in Louisiana Cookin’ magazine; September/October 2013

• “Halo Halo” on LA-18 in Los Angeles; July 2013 • “The Wendy Williams Show,” July 2013 and September 2012 • Featured in New York Magazine as a top teen chef; July 2013

• Featured in Grubstreet as a top teen chef; July 2013 • Appearance on “The 504” with Mike Hoss; July 2013

• Featured in American Girl magazine; May/June 2013

• Appearance on New Orleans’ “WWL Morning Show;” November 2014, March 2014, December 2013 & May 2013

• Featured on “News with a Twist” on WGNO New Orleans; April 2013

• Living Section front page feature in The Times-Picayune; April 2013


• Ripley’s Believe It or Not Kids: Fun Facts and Silly Stories (Ripley’s Entertainment; 2016)

• Cool Kids Cook: Fresh & Fit by Kid Chef Eliana (Pelican Publishing Company; 2014)

• Cool Kids Cook: Louisiana by Kid Chef Eliana (Pelican Publishing Company; 2013)

• Eliana Cooks! Recipes for Creative Kids (Morris Press Cookbooks; 2010)

• FutureChefs: Recipes by Tomorrow’s Cooks Across the Nation and Across the World by Ramin Ganeshram and Jean Paul Vellotti (Rodale Books; 2014)

• French Chocolate cookbook by Taste TV (Taste TV; 2014)

• Featured in New Orleans Con Sabor Latino cookbook by Zella Palmer Cuadra (Mississippi University Press; 2013)

• Featured in So You Want to be a Chef by Jane Bedell (Aladdin; 2013)


• CEO of Eliana Cooks! and Spice It Up!, a seasoning blend company

• Creator of Kid Chef Eliana line of cutting boards in partnership with NOLA BOARDS

• Stage at Brigtsen’s Restaurant under the tutelage of Chef Frank Brigtsen; Currently and July 2017

• “The Best Chefs of Louisiana 2018” by the American Culinary Federation New Orleans Chapter

• Worked special events for Chef Emeril Lagasse; Wine, Dine & Inspire (May 2015), Boudin, Bourbon, & Beer (November 2017, 2015, & 2014), and Carnivale du Vin (November 2017, 2016, 2015, & 2014)

• Azucar Ball Certificate of Appreciation; November 2017 & 2016

• New Orleans Magazine 30 People to Watch; September 2017 • Taste Awards Hall of Fame for Cool Kids Cook Radio Show; January 2017

• Food Network Chopped Teen Grand Champion; September 2016

• Stage at Purloo under the tutelage of Chef Ryan Hughes; July 2016

• Stage at Commander’s Palace under the tutelage of Executive Chef Tory McPhail; August 2015

• Graduated from New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts (NOCCA) 4-year culinary program funded by the Emeril Lagasse Foundation with a curriculum designed by Johnson & Wales University

• 2015 Taste Award for Best Kids Program as host of “Cool Kids Cook” on the VoiceAmerica Kids network

• 2014 International Latino Book Award for Cool Kids Cook: Louisiana

• 2014 “Best Up and Coming Chef in Louisiana” by the American Culinary Federation New Orleans Chapter • 2014 Taste Award in Outstanding Kids category as host of “Cool Kids Cook” on the VoiceAmerica Kids network

• 2014 Parents’ Choice Approved Award for Cool Kids Cook: Louisiana;

• 2013 Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority award for preservation of Louisiana culture

• SoFAB Institute Kids Ambassador

• Crescent City Farmers Market Marketeer Ambassador

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