Inspired by the hospitality of her 97-year-old great grandmother and creativity of her mother, Whitney Miller’s passion for the art of cooking began at an early age. At twenty-two, she won the reality cooking show “Masterchef,” gaining the title of Fox’s 1st U. S. Masterchef. Soon afterward, Whitney obtained her degree, with an emphasis in nutrition, from The University of Southern Mississippi.
Whitney has been featured across the globe in Southern cuisine cooking promotions in Tianjin and Shenzhen, China at The St. Regis hotels. She has shared her Southern table in Malaysia and South Africa as well. She has conducted cooking demonstrations alongside celebrity chefs such as Guy Fieri, Curtis Stone, and Buddy Valastro.
Whitney’s professional career includes developing blog posts and recipes for companies and magazines such as Big Green Egg, Tervis, Penobscot McCrum Potato Company, SousVide Supreme, Southern Living, Clean Eating, Self, and Flavors. She has appeared on Good Morning America and the FABLife show with Chrissy Teigen. She hosts satellite media tours for food and cookware companies.
She regularly judges food competitions such as the World Food Championships, B.I.O Special Events Wedding Cake competition alongside Duff Goldman, Taste of Gainesville, and Nashville Scene’s Iron Fork.
Regularly participating in volunteer work, Whitney has donated her speaking and cooking services to nonprofit organizations/events such as the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation and Tim Tebow Foundation Celebrity Golf Tournament, cooking for celebrities such as Tim Tebow, Duck Dynasty’s Willie, Jase, and Jep Robertson, Rascal Flatts band, Christian Ponder, and Master’s winner Bubba Watson. Raising money to feed the hungry, in February 2013 and 2014 she participated in Plant City, Florida’s United Food Bank charity fundraiser, conducting a cooking demonstration and contributing her services to their silent auction. In 2015, she donated her cooking services to be auctioned for the Redlands Christian Migrant Association fundraising event by Wish Farms.
And most recently, Whitney has served as the national spokesperson for Vidalia Onion Committee, celebrity fashion show panelists for Neiman Marcus CUSP, co-host for Daytime talk show, and food expert for product promotions.
Whitney is the author of the cookbook Modern Hospitality: Simple Recipes with Southern Charm (Rodale) with foreword by Gordon Ramsay, and Whitney Miller’s New Southern Table (Harper Collins Christian Publishing).
She collaborated with John Rivers at his Southern restaurant, The COOP in Winter Park, Florida. As chef de cuisine and recipe developer, she used her talents to curate new menu items.
She currently resides in Franklin, Tennessee with her husband, Ryan and son, Miller.
Whitney develops restaurant menus, recipes, gives lectures, cooking demonstrations and cooking classes, and also can be booked to judge or MC awards events and benefits. She can tailor an appearance to suit your needs. To book Whitney Miller, contact Ryan Humphrey by phone 615-337-1959 or email firstname.lastname@example.org