Survivor, Ovarian Cancer

Elle is a veritable force of nature. Just as her star was on the rise in the culinary world, Elle was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She says the diagnosis and subsequent treatment provided her pause, allowing her the time to reflect and be more present in her life. Elle’s transition from behind-the-scenes food stylist to on-camera personality transformed a once reluctant voice into a powerful one. To pay it forward, Elle founded She Chef, a culinary mentorship and leadership program designed for aspiring female chefs and professionals. Through the support of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, her deeply personal story is becoming known to other women diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Whether in front of or outside of the spotlight, Elle is an inspiration.