Chef & Author of "The Charleston Chef's Table"
Originally from New England, Herrick got her start as a writer at Boston College, where she majored in journalism and communication and graduated cum laude in 1987. Upon graduating, Herrick worked in advertising sales for Ziff-Davis and relocated to Minneapolis with her husband. In 1990, she began attending cooking classes and more seriously poring through cooking magazine, stoking her growing love for work in the kitchen. When she had the opportunity to meet Julia Child at a food and wine festival, she asked the legendary chef the best way to get credentials to become a food writer. Child told her to “get to Le Cordon Bleu.”
Taking Child’s advice, Herrick attended Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, receiving Le Grande Diplome in pastry and cuisine and graduating fourth in her class. Herrick went on to complete a stage at Fauchon in Paris under celebrated Pastry Chef Pierre Hermé and Chef de Cuisine Christian Garreau, and worked in Fauchon’s catering kitchen and Restaurant 30.
After returning to Minneapolis, Herrick worked as a line cook and pastry consultant at Azur and D’Amico Cucina restaurants, and taught at local cooking schools Crocus Hill and Byerly’s. In addition, she planned and led culinary tours in Paris and South Central France, and began regularly contributing to magazines such as Cooking Pleasures and Minnesota Monthly.
Relocating to Charleston in 2000, Herrick began working as a staff writer and restaurant critic for the city’s only daily newspaper, The Post and Courier, for which she won the award for “Best Newspaper Series, Special Sections, and Special Projects” from the American Association of Food Journalists in 2006. Herrick also began freelancing in 2006 and has since written for numerous publications, including Low Country Living, Southern Living, Bon Appétit, Gourmet, and Graffiti, among others. Her first book, “Southern Farmers Market Cookbook,” was published in spring 2009. Now a Charleston resident for nearly 10 years, Herrick’s love affair with her adopted home continues.
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