Susan Feniger

Susan Feniger

Co-Chef/Owner
Border Grill Restaurants & Truck and Mud Hen Tavern
Panelist–Plant Forward

Susan Feniger is a celebrated chef, author, and entrepreneur. Her professional collaboration with Mary Sue Milliken (CITY, Ciudad, Too Hot Tamales) has led to the groundbreaking Border Grill empire. Classically trained graduates of the Culinary Institute of America, Susan and Mary Sue were inducted into the 2014 Menu Masters Hall of Fame for elevating the conversation about Mexican food, and their commitment to creating a sustainable food environment. In June 2013, they were awarded the California Restaurant Association’s Elizabeth Burns Lifetime Achievement Award, joining the ranks of just a handful of other women who have made history in the restaurant industry. A natural teacher, Susan has co-authored six cookbooks, including her latest, Susan Feniger’s Street Food. Susan is a veteran of 396 episodes of The Food Network’s popular “Too Hot Tamales” and “Tamales World Tour” series and competed on Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters” in 2010. She’s an active member of the culinary community, providing a leadership role in many organizations such as founding the Chefs Collaborative, sitting on the advisory board of the LA Sports & Entertainment Commission and serving as an active member of Women Chefs and Restaurateurs. bordergrill.com marysueandsusan.com