Born in New Orleans,Maria Vieages traded her Radiology degree for a trip to Culinary school at the age of 30. She apprenticed at The Hotel Intercontinental- New Orleans, The Waldorf Astoria/Fairmont Hotel-New Orleans and for Chef Emeril Lagasse, also in New Orleans. After losing a successful cafe in New Orleans as a result of Hurricane Katrina, Maria moved to Sonoma County in 2006,where she was voted one of the top 10 Private Chefs in the Bay Area. Maria’s style of cooking is Multi-Regional, and her infectious personality has landed her auditions with The Food Network and a collaboration with Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network. She filmed with HGTV’s House Hunters on Vacation-Wine Country Episode. Maria has a cookbook/memoir in the works, is a regular guest chef on Celebrity Cruises, and executes popular pop up events in the Bay Area and beyond. She is also the producer and host of – Maria’s Non Pompous Food Talk- a live, call in radio show.
A partial client list includes- Rue McClanahan, Facebook, Steph Curry, Carlos Santana, Amazon, and Dan Rather.
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