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Meet Chef Eliza

Meet Chef Eliza, the restaurateur and award-winning chef of 221 South Oak in Telluride. Aside from working at her restaurant, Eliza also earned a spot in Season 10’s Top Chef competition on Bravo. For over two decades, the talented chef has been serving her exquisite culinary mastery to clientele in the eclectic resort town in southwestern Colorado. Her unique flavor palette reflects on experiences of growing up in the South, working at prestigious fine dining establishments in New Orleans and Napa Valley, attending Le Cordon Bleu in Paris France and from the Rocky Mountains she now calls home.

Chef Eliza wants to help you make your event special. Whether it is an intimate dinner for a few people or a wedding with hundreds of guests, she will work with you to create a lasting memory for your invited guests.


Chef Eliza promises to create a great wedding experience for all your invited guests on this very important day. Eliza will work with you to create a specialized menu and will make your wedding day memorable for you and your guests. Beyond the incredible menu, Telluride Catering by Chef Eliza offers an experienced partner, a warm and professional staff, a detail oriented process and resources from working over two decades on high profile weddings and events in Telluride.

Haven’t decided on a venue yet? 221 South Oak is available to be fully rented out for your wedding reception or rehearsal dinner. The space features a large patio area  for dinning or mingling.


Telluride Catering by Chef Eliza is available for catering your small gathering or large event in Telluride and the surrounding region. Eliza will work with you to create a specialized menu to suit your group’s specific tastes. Everything from brunch, appetizers, lunch, charcuterie, dinner, vegetarian or vegan, Eliza has catered it. The award winning chef will make your next occasion memorable by providing decades of knowledge, a friendly and professional team, a clear detail oriented plan and other resources in the community from catering numerous events over last two decades in Telluride Colorado. 

If you need a venue for your event, the 221 South Oak restaurant is available to be fully or partially rented out. The restaurant can provide a full bar and extensive wine list. Additionally in the Spring and Summer, the garden patio can be used for dining and mingling.