Elena Besser is a Brooklyn-based, Chicago-bred Chef and TV Host. She is also a pop-culture and entertaining expert. Elena didn’t come from a long line of cooks, but came from a family that prioritized flavor. She got her culinary degree at the International Culinary Center in 2016 and perfected her skills at New York Times 3-Star Restaurant, Lilia, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Elena has been a TV host since she was 14. She's a chef-personality on the Food Network/Cooking Channel’s The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Amazon’s Today’s Deals Live and red carpet host for The James Beard Awards livestream on Twitter.