Get to know me better
Dinner Parties, Catering & Weekly Meal Prep
I was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro. Being a creative and passionate about food and traveling, I got my certificate in Business Management in Australia before graduating in Fashion Design in Brazil.
Since I moved to the US I shifted my career to the food industry and worked in renowned plant- based restaurants and french fine- dinning concepts. I was luck to learn from award winners and Michelin star chefs in Houston and currently I provide my clients with tailored menus and memorable dinner parties.
My menus reflect a lot of my lifestyle and professional experience and carry a selection of premium ingredients and the most loved dishes I cooked in the past years as a private chef. My cuisine is mostly wellness driven and veggie forward and my menus are inspired in places I visited, art exhibitions as well as the daily life at the vibrant city of Houston.
For me, cooking is...
a form of art and an experience that touches all senses.
I learned to cook at...
home watching my family cooking on Sundays and later on I learned hands- on from talented teams at many top notch restaurants.
A role model in the kitchen is...
Executive chefs Thomas Keller and Alain Vezeroli (Le Jardinier)
A cooking secret...
Cooking with discipline and mindfulness.
As a Private Chef, I can offer you:
Simply tell me what you're craving! I would love to create the perfect menu for your special occasion in Houston.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Houston. You name it!
If you are looking for someone to keep your fridge full of incredible meals in Houston, count me in.
Mariana's Food Gallery
We all eat with our eyes first! Below you can find a little demonstration of what I can bring to your table.
Chef Mariana's reviews
Our meal and experience was top notice. We would highly recommend this experience
Lexi Campbell - Jul 04 2022
Mariana is magnificent! She made everything about the experience great…we’ll be doing this again.
Cindy Polhemus - Feb 21 2022
I used Chef Mariana as a surprise birthday dinner for my dad. Everything was impeccably prepared and tasted delicious. This was a 5 star experience and on par with any top tier restaurant. Would definitely recommend her!
Lauren Garry - Oct 22 2021
Mariana was an amazing chef! Her food was amazing, and it was perfect for the surprise anniversary dinner I planned. She adeptly created a menu to satisfy my vegetarian/omnivore requests. I felt I had so many options, and I would totally book her again!
Elaine J Savoy - Oct 18 2021
Book your experience with Chef Mariana
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.