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Chef Mari Jo Ramie

Private Chef + Caterer

Chef Mari is a native of Syracuse New York and has lived in Charleston for the past nine years. When she first arrived in Charleston, it was to work with her friend and mentor who was the sous chef at Union Provisions (Now known as The Darling on King Street). Mari came to check out the town in July 2014 and moved that October. She was in love with this town that she calls "a playground for chefs." 


With twenty years of restaurant experience, Mari has been a part of multiple restaurant openings in Charleston.


Mari is a life long learner and recently gained a new skill set on plant-based vegan meals while working as the lead chef at Gunnarmade Meal Prep. Thanks to their vegan consultant and best selling author, Chef Doug McNish, Mari can create nutrient-dense and allergy-safe menus that the whole party can enjoy. Even if you don't think you like plant based meals, you will be very surprised on how flavorful these dishes are. 


In 2023 Mari worked with The Honey Hive on upper King Street as their kitchen manager. There she learned the world of pastries and had the freedom to create entree specials.

Chef Mari travels all over Charleston (and even out of state!) cooking custom menus for events. Being a private chef allows her to be creative and visit many exciting places. But most of all, she loves to help the families come together and ensure everyone can enjoy themselves without worrying about what's going on in the kitchen.

Family vacations and other gatherings will have extra special meaning when you invite Marjoram Cuisine along.

In 2024 Chef Mari is branching out into domestic retreats. If your business or company is looking for a private chef to create meals for multiple days/week, please reach out today!

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Work History



Onondaga Community College

Syracuse NY

Completed an Associate's degree in Business Technology


SUNY Delhi

Syracuse NY

Completed a partnership program through Onondaga Community College.

Bachelor's degree in Hospitality Managment.

Union Provisions- Line cook

Screen Door- Sous Chef

Fam's Breweing Co.- Pizza maker

Pier 101- Lead server & seasonal prep cook

Dish and Design- Caterer

Yobo Cantina- Bartender & server

Coastal Crust- Lead pizza maker & caterer

Bowen's Island- Kitchen staff

The Wander Bar- Cocktail Chef

The Honey Hive- Kitchen manager

Charleston bay Gourmet- Lead Event Chef

Marjoram Cuisine- Private Chef/Owner

Oct 2014- present

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