Despite being born in Philadelphia, Emilie considers herself a native Georgian, as her family moved to Georgia when she was seven years old. After graduating from the University of Georgia, Emilie lived in Europe for a few years (she’s actually French American), then the west coast, before finally moving back to Atlanta in January 2020 to raise her daughter.

Although her role at APCS is Office Manager/Catering Sales Coordinator, Emilie does have an extensive culinary background—from baking cupcakes for parties to an internship at a Michelin-starred restaurant, and finally landing at Avignon for culinary school. In addition, Emilie received her Bachelor of Arts in French Literature and Language with Music Business Certificate, and her License Professionnelle Metiers des Arts culinaires et des arts de la Table.

Emilie also worked on an organic vegetable and olive farm one summer. “It was such an amazing experience to be able to learn about where our food is coming from and to help grow it for others,” she reflects.

Emilie enjoys eating Mexican food, pizza, and French food—and her favorite restaurant is Anis in Buckhead.” It is a French bistro, and I love the vibe—and the food is amazing,” she shares. “It’s a little bit of a splurge, but so worth it.”