Culinary public relations is Beth Heidrich’s forte and she has represented such chefs as Dean Fearing, Kent Rathbun, Daniel Boulud, Charlie Trotter, Norman VanAken, Jacques Pepin, Larry Forgione, Julian Serrano and Julia Child. Beth began her interest in food and wine while studying abroad in Italy during college and began her career at Mobil Five Star acclaimed The Mansion on Turtle Creek where she managed culinary events and celebrity fundraisers. She has managed public relations campaigns for such celebrity chefs as Dean Fearing, including collaborations with ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, BBC, Food Network, The Travel Channel, MTV, Conde Nast Publications as well as many other online, radio and print media. A native St. Louisan, Beth returned home in 2003, delighted to find such a flourishing culinary industry, and she began consulting for such clients as James Beard awarded Larry Forgione, (An American Place,) and such hotel properties as the Ritz-Carlton and Renaissance Grand & Suites. Beth went on to work with celebrity chefs in her position at L’’Ecole Culinaire as Director of Public Relations at L’Ecole and then for all of Vatterott Colleges, and she directed all marketing and public relations for Overlook Farm, including the hiring of award-winning Chef Timothy Grandinetti. Beth co-founded the St. Louis chapter of Les Dames d’’Escoffier with an invitational brunch featuring Cat Cora, Iron Chef. Beth launched a new business in May 2012, StL Culinary Tours, an intimate experience with St. Louis’ top culinary talent and has already garnered the title of “The top gourmet walking tour in the US” by Wine Enthusiast Magazine and “Best of the Midwest” by Midwest Living Magazine. She co-chaired the Les Dames d’Escoffier International conference in St. Louis, October 11-14, 2012 at the Ritz Carlton and co-chaired the Farmer’s Fete event as well. Beth is currently Programs Chair and Member Liaison with the St. Louis Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier.