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“cooking is my soul’s desire; eating is my heart’s calling”
The Chef Maeve brand encompasses the latest in baking, cooking, and food preparation. As a professional chef and restaurateur, the Chef Maeve brand brings her knowledge and skill as a master cake designer and baker to your home.
Originally from Cincinnati, Chef Maeve attended college at Boston University competing with their Division 1 rowing team, landing a “One to Watch” spot in Women’s Sports Illustrated. It was there she was diagnosed with Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN). MPGN causes an inflammation of the capillaries that filter waste in the kidneys and can lead to renal failure or even death in some cases. Maeve suffers from Type II, a rare and more aggressive form of the disease.
For many people, this kind of diagnosis would be devastating. But Chef Maeve has not let it get her down. She has channeled the negativity of her circumstance into a fiery, can do spirit which drives her to push for more every day in both her personal and professional endeavors. In 2015, she won Season 2 of Food Network’s Holiday Baking Championship launching her into a new career as a popular celebrity chef.
Since her win, she has competed on Food Network’s Holiday Baking Championship Homecoming Special, Beat Bobby Flay and appeared on Kids Baking Championship. She was also named Irish Woman of the Year” by the Irish Congress in 2017.
Chef Maeve values teamwork above all else. She believes that the only way to truly succeed, grow and be meaningful is to surround yourself with a team of people that empower you and work towards the same goal. Without her team, there is no heart and without heart, there is no purpose. Her personal mantra is “Dig Deeper. Fly Higher” and she’s using her California Restaurant Association Chef of the Year award to do just that.