Chef Heidi Haller

Chef Instructor, General Education

Heidi Haller
Location: Online Programs
Favorite Dish: Smoked pork butt

"First and foremost, I love my job because I am able to pass along my love and passion for this industry. Connecting with the students and seeing the fire ignite within them is so satisfying. I remember being a culinary student, and when I felt connected with an instructor, I was able to dive deeper into the subject and really remember it."

Chef Heidi Haller


Certified Executive Chef® Heidi is the Owner and Catering Chef for Chef Heidi’s Kitchen, a personal chef service. For Les Dames d’ Escoffier, Heidi conducted a holiday cooking demo.

She has served in restaurants across Missouri and California as an Executive Opening Chef & Manager, Designing Chef, Sous Chef & Wood-Fired Pizza Chef, and even as a Commis Tournant in Switzerland.

Heidi also has a background in menu & recipe development, as well as business consulting. 

Honors, Awards & Affiliations

  • ServSafe® Certified
  • ServSafe® Instructor Proctor
  • Certified Executive Chef®

Professional EXPERIENCE

  • Owner/Personal & Catering Chef - Chef Heidi's Kitchen, St. Louis, MO
  • Executive Opening Chef/Manager - Dough Co., St. Louis, MO
  • Culinary Instructor - Culinary Institute of St. Louis at Hickey College, St. Louis, MO
  • Owner/Operator - Designing Chefs, St. Louis, MO
  • Sous Chef/Wood Fired Pizza Chef - Cardwell's at the Plaza, St. Louis, MO
  • Executive Chef - Hotel Majestic, St. Louis, MO
  • Line Cook - Boulevard, San Francisco, CA
  • Comis Tournat - Alte Post, Klosters, Switzerland
  • Roundsman - Kaspers By the Sea, Seattle, WA


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism with Specialization in Advertising, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
  • Culinary Arts Degree, Culinary Institute of America

Special Interests

Hiking, kayaking, paddleboarding, wine tasting, tequila tasting, and painting.

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