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Chef Abby Houseworth

Abby Houseworth

Chef Abby Houseworth

Arguably one of the top female chefs in Arkansas, Abby Houseworth is a native of Blytheville, Arkansas, and a graduate of the University of Mississippi with a bachelors degree in Applied Science with emphasis in Hospitality Management, Food Service, and Tourism in 2002. She is also a graduate of the French Culinary Institute in New York, New York in May 2005, where she specialized in Classic French Cuisine, Artesian Bread, and Wine pairing.

What makes Abby one of the top female chefs in the state? She was named as an Outstanding Business Woman in 2007 by the Top 20 Business Women in Northeast Arkansas. She is a member of the Presidential Who's Who Among Business and Professional Achievers 2008-09, currently serves on the Food & Beverage committee for the Intercontinental Hotel, and Kemmon's Wilson School of Hospitality Management. Abby works for Houseworth Restaurants, Inc where she is the Executive Chef, coordinating special events, banquets, and catering. She’s also important to the Arkansas culinary tourism scene!

Favorite recipe book:
The new best recipe - American cookbook. Great reference book

Favorite meal to prepare:
Carb overload!! Homemade chicken & dumplings, mashed potatoes, and corn.

Favorite guilty pleasure:
Heavy cream and butter. I can drink heavy cream by the cup full.

The most memorable moment:
It's not just a moment, but living in NYC was an experience of a life time.

Best advice I've ever been given:
My father always tells me to remember - the difference between winners and losers is; winners do what losers don't want to do.