Elisabeth Watkins is known by many as the Farm Girl Chef from Linden. She is the winner of Food Network’s Chopped Junior and a current senior at Central Catholic High School in Modesto. Elisabeth learned to appreciate food growing up on a sixth-generation family farm and acquired culinary skills through 4-H. Currently, she instructs cooking classes, judges cooking competitions, appears on local television, and promotes her passions: agriculture and cooking.


California State Fair 4-H Cooking Throwdown winner 2013, 2014, 2015

Guest Chef at Evan’s Kitchen in Sacramento

California Agriculture in the Classroom Beef Recipe Winner

California State Fair Cooking Demonstrator and Judge

Junior Red Angus Association Guest Speaker 2016

Featured Presenter and Master of Ceremonies at Farm-to-Fork Sacramento

Local Television Appearances

Celebrity Chef BaconFest 2017

Sacramento Home & Garden Show Cooking Demonstrator 2017

2017 Domino's Transformation Experience Winner