Husband & wife team Ted & Katie Collier own Katie’s Pizza & Pasta Osteria in St. Louis, MO. This family owned and operated restaurant is a successful, award-winning artisan Italian restaurant and bar that focuses on a modern interpretation of regional Italian cuisine using local, seasonal ingredients. Katie’s inspiration comes from her time spent living in Italy with her artist mother Belinda Lee.
Katie has received numerous awards for her cooking including Best Pizza & Best Pasta by Feast Magazine, Best Pizza by Ladue News, and A-List awards from St. Louis Magazine. In 2018, she was named Sauce Magazine's Chef of the Year for the second year in a row.
In August 2015, Katie was a contestant on Esquire Network’s “The Next Great Burger” in which she won her episode and made it to the finale for her Italian inspired “Ciao Bella Burger.”
Today, Katie's Pizza and Pasta has expanded, with a second location opening in Town & Country in August 2017. Now, Katie's focus is giving back to local charities through her successful “Giveback Tuesday" program, which has donated more than $180,000 to St. Louis-based charities.