Episode 35

Good Food & Good Business with Chef Maire Byrne!


Today’s expert mentoring session is led by chef, mother, and entrepreneur, Maire Byrne, a woman with a passion for good food and good business. After completing her culinary program, Maire had the experience to open and work at new and upcoming restaurants in the San Francisco area where she also later became a founder, owner, and operator of multiple gourmet restaurants and catering locations in California.

Maire admits that she always loved to cook, but she didn’t begin her culinary career until after graduating college.

Maire admits that she always loved to cook, but she didn’t begin her culinary career until after she graduated from college and moved to Pasadena, California to work as a caterer. However, she moved to the state of Colorado about a year later where she was influenced to apply to a two-year culinary school program in upstate New York. 

After completing her culinary training, Maire experienced a dream come true when she helped open a new restaurant in San Francisco—something she recommends that everyone in the industry should try to experience for invaluable life and career lessons.     

Maire feels that she found her own personal style as a chef and had the room and resources to explore new foods and ideas in the kitchen. 

Although Maire enjoyed having the opportunity to open a few new restaurants within the San Francisco area, she also couldn’t pass up the chance to transition to a different role as a private chef for a family within the area. This is where she feels that she found her own personal style as a chef and had the room and resources to explore new foods and ideas in the kitchen. 

All of Maire’s locations uniquely prepare and deliver food to the customers, and each location will feature different seasonal dishes and specialties throughout the year as well. 

Now, Marie owns and operates a cafe, a restaurant, a gourmet food-ordering service, and a full-service catering location, too. From dressing rooms to cubicles, to the most beautiful homes in LA, Maire and her team can cook in—and for—them all. All of Maire’s locations uniquely prepare and deliver food to the customers, and each location will feature different seasonal dishes and specialties throughout the year as well.      

“I got to open a restaurant which is something everybody who wants to be in this industry should do.” – Maire Byrne
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