Liz Qualls is a local baker and chef. She is studying at the Schoolcraft Culinary Arts School.
Liz currently works for a mediterranean restaurant as a chef, but runs her own catering and personal chef business.
You can follow her journey as well as hire her on her website,
Heirloom + Whisk.
Who Is Your Biggest Inspiration?
Julia Child. She taught me the importance of gastronomy, fresh ingredients, and butter. My favorite quote from her is when she said “The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you've got to have a what-the-hell attitude. You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces - just good food from fresh ingredients.
Why do you do what you do?
Simply, I love feeding people. Cooking for people goes father then any word I could say. There are so many words of encouragement and motivation available, but I believe food fills a deeper part of our hearts. People will forget what you said to them, but they won’t forget how you made them feel. I want to create a sense of belonging when people come to eat at the table. I believe that our biggest earthly need is to be fed and to engage in real community. There is nothing that sets my soul on fire more then Jesus and feeding His people.