Restaurant Management and Classic Culinary Arts, 2007
CEO of Heirloom Hospitality Group in Asheville, NC
Elizabeth Button is a passionate advocate for culinary authenticity and sustainability. Nowhere is this more evident than in her current role at Heirloom Hospitality Group (HHG). This family-owned company that includes her daughter Chef Katie Button, son-in-law Felix Meana and Ted Button, owns and manages Cúrate, a nationally acclaimed Spanish restaurant in Asheville, and its vintage-themed neighbor, Nightbell Restaurant & Lounge. She ran the highly successful Elizabeth Button Catering before attending The French Culinary Institute in 2007.
HHG holds a three-star Green Restaurant certification, is a Living Wage employer, and works closely with area farmers and the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project to promote the use of locally grown meat and produce. In addition, Liz and HHG are leaders in Chefs at Downtown Welcome Table, a program that brings restaurant-quality food to a downtown church, providing nutritious meals to people in need.