Elida Heuck '13
After graduation, Heuck moved to East Hampton, New York to work for Ina Garten, author of nine best-selling cookbooks and host of The Barefoot Contessa, an Emmy-winning cooking show on the Food Network. Hired as Garten’s assistant and social media manager, Heuck found herself helping to test recipes, advising Garten on sending out social media missives, and traveling to cooking events around the country.
Heuck has also enjoyed some time in the limelight: a nationally aired January 2014 episode of The Barefoot Contessa follows Heuck as she shops around town in preparation for a housewarming party Garten is throwing for her, while Garten cooks up the feast. The episode also features appearances by a number of Bowdoin alumni.