Chef Spotlight: Chef Nathalie Dupree, Charleston

By:Staff Writer


Chef Nathalie Dupree
Chef Nathalie Dupree, cookbook author and James Beard Award Winner

Nathalie Dupree is the author of 11 cookbooks about the American South, entertaining and basic cooking. She has hosted over 300 television shows on the Food Network, The Learning Channel and PBS. She has been a spokesperson for Wild American Shrimp, The Catfish Institute and many other organizations. She currently writes for The Post And Courier in Charleston, SC, as well as Charleston Magazine and other publications. She has been featured in numerous publications including Redbook, Good Housekeeping, Bon Appetit, the New York Times, The Washington Post and others. "Home Cooking" her daily cooking and entertainment tips, is syndicated nationally on more than 800 radio stations.

In 1975, she founded the South’s prestigious Rich’s Cooking School where she served as chef, teacher and director for nearly a decade. During that time, Nathalie taught more than 10,000 students in demonstrations and participation.

Nathalie served two years as president of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) which has more than 1,000 members in 14 countries. Julia Child has called her "an icon" of the IACP.

She is married and lives in Charleston, SC with her husband, Jack Bass.