Women's Yellow Pages of Greater Philadelphia


My father instilled in me the importance of accomplishing something in my lifetime.

Susanna Foo, Chef and Owner

Susanna Foo Radnor and Foo to Go

555 E. Lancaster Ave., Radnor, PA 19087
(610) 688-8808

FIRST JOB: I worked in a historical documents center.

MOST PROUD OF: My Radnor restaurant

I WISH I HAD KNOWN YEARS AGO: How to be more relaxed, less nervous, and how to delegate.

MENTOR: Jacob Rosenthal, a neighbor and founder of the Culinary Institute of America, who mentored me and also taught me French cooking.

LEADERSHIP TIP: Be honest with your staff.

HOW/WHY CHOSE FIELD: It was by accident. Although I have a degree in Library Science, my husband's family asked me to run the front of their restaurant. My husband hated being in the kitvhen, but I always loved cooking; so we switched roles.

DEFINING CAREER MOMENT: Winning my first James Beard award.

LIFE LESSON: Be persistent, never complain, never be bitter, and never get angry.

PASSION: Cooking; from going to the market every week for produce to buying pots and pans. I also love gardening.

ADVICE TO PASS ON: Be generous to others and they will be generous back to you.

FOR A LAUGH: I turn on music and dance.