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Elissa Lear Oliver Recognized by Marquis Who's Who for Excellence in Culinary Arts and Education

Mrs. Oliver has found success as a chef and culinary arts instructor since 2013

Alongside her responsibilities as an educator, Mrs. Oliver helped design a new 4,000-square foot kitchen at the aforementioned charter school that opened in 2018.

    ATLANTA, GA, January 21, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Elissa Lear Oliver has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Since 2013, Mrs. Oliver has thrived as a culinary arts instructor at Riverwood International Charter School in Sandy Springs, Georgia. A former chef at Cherokee Town & Country Club, she previously established her instructional expertise at the Viking Cooking School. Mrs. Oliver focuses on preparing her students for the realities of the food service industry and frequently harnesses her vast professional network to coordinate internships and professional opportunities for recent graduates.

Alongside her responsibilities as an educator, Mrs. Oliver helped design a new 4,000-square foot kitchen at the aforementioned charter school that opened in 2018. In 2016 and 2018, she guided Riverwood International's culinary arts team to multiple national and statewide competitions that were organized through Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). Thanks to Mrs. Oliver's leadership, the Riverwood International Culinary Arts program was also selected as the winner of the 2019 Fulton County Chef Competition for Nutrition.

In 2020, Mrs. Oliver was honored with the Georgia ProStart Educator of Excellence Award on behalf of the Hospitality Education Foundation of Georgia, ProStart, and the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation. She also received ProStart's Educator of Excellence Award in the Best Practice and Knowledge Sharing category National Award.
Due to her many professional accolades and esteemed reputation throughout the culinary community, Mrs. Oliver has been featured in a number of news outlets, such as the Sandy Springs Patch, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Reporter Newspapers, the Marietta Daily Journal, and the Georgia Sun. In addition to her exceptional work ethic, she attributes much of her success to the support of her mentors and regularly relies on their advice to expand her instructional skill set.

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