chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, radio and TV personality
Susan Feniger’s passion for food has propelled her into a three-decade career as a successful chef, restaurateur, cookbook author and media darling, with the Los Angeles Times recently saying, “She deserves an Emmy for energy.” She spends most days dividing her time between her first solo venture, Susan Feniger’s STREET, and the Border Grill restaurants in Santa Monica, Downtown LA, and Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, as well as the Border Grill Truck – all 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 with Milliken, Feniger also co-authored five cookbooks including City Cuisine, Mesa Mexicana and Cooking with Too Hot Tamales. After a recent stint on season two of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters, a feature story in Oprah Magazine, and a wide range of media including The Today Show, Chef vs. City, The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Gourmet, Sunset and Bon Appetit, she was also a featured chef at the US Open and cooked for the Real Housewives of Orange County.
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, Feniger’s genuine love for the authentic flavors of street and home cooked food has been her driving force and she shows no signs of slowing down.