Elizabeth Morse is a born and bred Hoosier. An Advanced Master Gardener, seasoned restaurateur, foodie, wine guru, writer and lover of all things local, she’s a general creative force to be reckoned with.
Morse believes that fresh, healthy food should be on tables throughout every community and reach people of all economic levels. With a background in foodservice and as an avid vegetable grower, she wants people to have the skills to nourish themselves with plants. Sustenance meets aesthetics and the simple act of growing food can build technical and life skills, offering folks a critical path to self- reliance, food security and self-esteem.
An entrepreneur & self-taught chef who co-owned Corner Wine Bar in Indianapolis for nearly 20 years. CWB was one of Indy’s oldest restaurant’s and the oldest Wine Bar in the State. Morse created seasonal menus boasting local food sources. After selling her restaurant in 2018, she began offering cooking and gardening classes and is a private chef for hire.
Morse holds a degree in Sociology from IU, but her passion is organic gardening and teaching others about the importance of growing what you eat. She has been actively gardening since 1996 and currently is active in the Hamilton County Master Gardener’s Association as well as Hamilton County 4-H as the head of the county’s “Strawberry Project.” Her garden is home to a flock of hens and several bee hives.
Check out columns by Morse: “WINEderlust” in The Current Fishers and “Life of the Party” in the Broad Ripple Gazette. Her personal blog can be found own Facebook: Schlepicurean.