Elise Canup

Elise is at once a chef, a historian, an artist, and a farmer (and project manager, and event organizer, and … you get the idea). She is dedicated to creating experiences where people can uncover their own hidden stories. Her own narrative is one that spans the globe, but has a focus in Italy, and on the intersection of its food, art, and history—only appropriate for the holder of a Master’s in Italian Studies from Georgetown University who is fluent in Italian (ask her about her thesis on the gastronomic history of the Columbian Exchange!).

As a Experience Producer at Frontier, she creates events and settings that help people feel at home and at ease, where they can do their best thinking with intentional clarity. Just as she has spent her career exploring how the past informs the present, she now works to help clients understand how their values and stories can shape the future.