Marie Cassel is Chef /Owner of Sweet Marie's. Marie was born and raised in Philadelphia. Marie's passion for fine food & wine inspired her to explore a cooking career. In 1982 her career accelerated at the Philadelphia Reading Terminal Market as Catering Chef for the American Ballet Company. In 1985 Marie moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue a career in Motion Picture Catering. In 1988 she decided to further her culinary education and enrolled at University Los Angeles California in their Culinary Arts Program. Marie spent 2 years studying Classic French cooking techniques and the fine art & science of food & wine. Marie was the Chef for 2 years at Bluewaters Terrace, a full service caterer and special events center located in Redondo Beach, California. In 1992 Marie moved to Kauai. Several months after moving to Kauai, Hurricane Iniki devastated the island. Marie volunteered to cook and run the Red Cross kitchen in Waimea preparing 3700 meals per day for the hurricane victims with the help of many volunteers and one rice cooker. In 1993 Marie joined the team at "A Pacific Cafe" as Pastry Chef, creating many unique desserts for several years. Marie has spent the past 10 years studying the different dietary lifestyles, Atkins, Zone, South Beach, Gluten Free, Low Sodium, Diabetic, etc., recipe development and testing, catering to a unique clientele whom have certain dietary restrictions. Now you can indulge in decadent culinary creations knowing clearly that you are nurturing your mind, body and spirit.
Including decor and accoutrements, Marie has over 25 years experience in full service Special Event Planning/Coordinating & Catering.
Marie has developed a signature line of Gluten Free Desserts and is currently writing a Gluten Free Cookbook.
Favorite Food Films
Like Water for Chocolate