Celebration Weekend 2013 Featured Presenters

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Susan Feniger

Susan Feniger, Chef/Author/ Restaurateur 

Susan Feniger’s passion for food has propelled her into a three-decade career as a successful chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, and media darling; as the Los Angeles Times recently observed, “she deserves an Emmy for energy.” Feniger divides her time between her first solo venture, Susan Feniger’s STREET; the Border Grill restaurants in Santa Monica, downtown Los Angeles, and Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino; and the Border Grill Truck—all of which are co-owned with Chef Mary Sue Milliken.

A veteran of nearly 400 episodes of Food Network's Too Hot Tamales and Tamales’ World Tour series, Feniger has also appeared on season two of Bravo's Top Chef Masters, The Today Show, Chef vs. City, and The Best Thing I Ever Ate, as well as in print for Gourmet, Sunset, Bon Appétit and O, The Oprah Magazine. She has coauthored five cookbooks including City Cuisine, Mesa Mexicana, and Cooking with Too Hot Tamales with Milliken. Her most recent solo effort is Susan Feniger’s Street Food: Irresistibly Crispy, Creamy, Crunchy, Spicy, Sticky, Sweet Recipes.

Feniger shines a light on a number of worthwhile organizations and has been on the board of the Scleroderma Research Foundation for 17 years and the board of the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center for three. In all her endeavors, Susan’s genuine love for the authentic flavors of street and home-cooked food has been her driving force. She shows no signs of slowing down.

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