Chef Keicha, owner and principal Chef of Sweet Monae Personal Chef Services, began her culinary career when she was selected among the 1999 graduates of The Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts to join the team of chefs at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Florida---one of the most exclusive private communities in the U.S.
After honing her culinary skills for five years at several of the upper crust restaurants at the Ocean Reef Club, she was asked to be a private chef on a luxurious, privately owned yacht. This engagement, followed by other positions for elite clients, inspired Chef Keicha to launch Sweet Monáe Personal Chef Services which offers complete personal chef services (planning, shopping, preparing, serving, and cleaning) to a wider audience.
As Chef Keicha says "Hiring a personal chef is not only for the elite. Many of my clients are surprised to learn that hiring a personal chef often costs less than dining out. As my joy is in cooking for others, I especially enjoy seeing clients discover new favorite dishes or old favorites prepared in a new way."
Chef Eric Mauro was born in Brazil and received his early culinary training at the prestigious Anhembi Morumbi School in Sao Paolo. From there he received an offer to intern at the Three-Star Michelin restaurant, Martin Berasategui, in San Sebastian, Spain. Opportunities to work in an internationally acclaimed kitchen such as this are highly competitive and reflected Chef Eric’s outstanding performance as a very young man. After his three month internship he was asked to stay on for another nine months by Chef/Owner Martin Berasategui!. This extraordinary learning experience lead Eric to the U.S as he took a position in the kitchen at Citicorp in Manhattan. However, he sought more of a challenge.
In 2009, Bistro Rollin opened it's doors in Pelham, New York and Chef Eric was the first kitchen hire as a line cook under Chef Manny Lozano. He was soon promoted to Sous Chef and then selected by the owners to become the Executive Chef. He succeeded in bringing numerous awards to Bistro Rollin, culminating with being selected by Opentable Diners as the Best French-American restaurant in the New York Tri-State area in 2015. During this period of time Chef Eric also worked on a regular basis for the owners of Bistro Rollin and their family.
August 2017 Chef Eric decided to make a big move from the winters in NY, and currently lives in a beautiful community in Wellington (FL), looking to delight guest and share his art. Chef Eric is very personable, extremely professional in planning and executing all of his work, showing love and passion for his career.