Tiffani Faison

Chef Tiffani Faison has been surrounded by diverse cultures and exceptional cuisine since childhood. Born in Northern Germany, she moved throughout the globe and was exposed to a wide range of foods. From Greek, Mediterranean, and Austrian cuisine, to Modern American, Southern Classics and New England-style delicacies, her appetite for learning was inspired by her varied surroundings. Tiffani began as a line cook for celebrity Chef and Restaurateur Todd English. She soon caught the eye of her superiors and as a result was given the opportunity to travel and cook side-by-side with Chef Todd English. Tiffani and was then hand-selected by Chef Daniel Boulud to open his first West Coast venture, the Wynn Hotel, which earned the Mobil 5 star, 5 Diamond award. In 2006 Tiffani was cast on the first season of Bravo’s Top Chef and placed as the runner-up. Her direct approach and obvious talent earned her respect and praise from industry insiders and viewers alike. After the frenzy of Top Chef, Tiffani went to work for Gabriel Frasca and Amanda Lydon on Nantucket to get back to the roots of cooking. She was then tapped by her former mentor Todd English to become the Executive Chef of a 400-room boutique hotel and restaurant in post-Katrina New Orleans. Following New Orleans, Tiffani was asked to work privately for two known actors, earning her praise and recognition from Hollywood’s A-List. She made her way north when she was recruited to work as a consultant for The Culinary Edge in San Francisco, California and work with the principals of the companies on a myriad of projects. In 2010 Tiffani became Executive Chef at Rocca Kitchen & Bar, earning a glowing three-star review from The Boston Globe just several months after revamping its menu. Later this summer, she will open the much-anticipated Sweet Cheeks, a Southern-Style Barbecue restaurant in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood. The restaurant is the first restaurant that Tiffani has had full creative vision for and will draw inspiration from her love of barbecue and extensive travels in the South. Tiffani has been featured in SELF, Entertainment Weekly, People Magazine and Food & Wine. She was one of eighteen chefs invited to compete in Bravo’s Top Chef All-Stars in 2010, where she established herself as a new fan favorite. She has been a guest on the TODAY SHOW, SIMPLY MING and several other national and local shows and has been a contributing chef to numerous cookbooks.