• enjoying my process

Tamla travelled the world with her mother, who was a fight attendant. These explorations led to an appreciation of different cultures and most importantly, their food!

Chef Tamla O'Brien began her career in her hometown of Pittsburgh after attending the Art Institute. She travelled with the PGA golf tour before working as a private chef in Los Angeles for five years. Some of her famous clients included Richard Branson and Arnold Palmer.

In 2010 Tamla moved to St. Croix where she worked as an executive chef, private chef and then later opened her own restaurant named The Red Couch Cafe. After hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated the island, Tamla moved to Charleston, South Carolina. In Charleston, she helped open the downtown French Brasserie, Felix.

Soon after, Tamla joined forces with Madeline in 2018. Together they have been providing fabulous private dinners all over the Lowcountry. Chef Tamla's vast array of experiences has allowed her to become well versed in many cuisines. With that said, Tamla prefers to cook with farm fresh and local ingredients. "We need to utilize what is fresh and local, especially when living in a place with so many options. It's nice to support the local farmers ands fishermen."

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