Chef who is best known for her work for the Food Network. She has gained renown for co-owning and operating her own restaurants Tennessee with her ex-husband Patrick, called Neely's Bar-B-Que.
She and her ex-husband were high school sweethearts in the 1980s. They married in 1994 after re-connecting at their 10 year high school reunion.
She and her husband opened the barbecue restaurant Neely's BBQ Parlor in 2011. She has starred on the Food Network shows Down Home with the Neelys and Road Tastes with the Neelys. She and her husband published their first cookbook in 2009, Down Home with the Neelys, which placed on the year's New York Times bestsellers list.
She has two children, Shelbi and Spenser, with her husband.
She has used ingredients endorsed by Giada De Laurentiis in various recipes of hers.