Cooking Thanksgiving on the Lighter Side with Piedmont Fayette Chef Len Elias


Len Elias, nutrition and culinary director at Piedmont Fayette Hospital, shared several favorite Thanksgiving recipes via LIVE video as part of the Real Life Center’s ThanksLiving 2020 celebration Friday, November 13. Debbie Britt, executive director of patient services, served as hosts of the evening.

Len is skilled in all aspects of food production with an emphasis on healthy alternative menu development. A graduate of the Esteemed Culinary Institute of America at Hyde Park NY, Len went on to do a three-year apprenticeship at the Sheraton Boston Hotel and Towers. He has worked in hotels and restaurants in Napa Valley California, New York City, and in Hartford and Fairfield, Connecticut, Boston, Massachusetts,  and Burlington, Vermont. Len is also Certified by American Culinary Federation as a Certified Executive Chef and as a National Restaurant Association Serve Safe Instructor and Proctor.

Recipes included:

  • Grilled Rosemary Garlic Vegetable Flatbread
  • Cider-Glazed Apple Turkey
  • Roasted Carrots with Fig Dressing
  • Southern Corn Bread Dressing Squares
  • Pumpkin Praline Pie

Find recipes here and how-tos and tips in this video.