Chef Elizabeth Johnson
FIFF 2023 Keynote Speaker

Celebrating Food as Medicine


With a lifelong passion for global cooking and holistically nourishing the body through food, Chef Elizabeth Johnson’s rich background reflects her complementary philosophies at her restaurant Pharm Table in San Antonio. The James Beard Foundation referred to Johnson as a “Food is Medicine guru,” and as such she considers the name Pharm Table a synonym for culinary medicine.


In addition to operating Pharm Table, Johnson serves as a health, wellness and heritage foods expert and advocate of the San Antonio area.


She’s a member of the advisory council for San Antonio’s UNESCO Creative Cities designation as a City of Gastronomy, and as a Culinary Ambassador for the city in the Creative Cities Network.