Cybille St.Aude-Tate is a Haitian American chef & children’s book author from Long Island, New York. She is a partner in Honeysuckle Projects with her husband Omar Tate as well as co-founder of Earthseed Provisions, a culinary studio and food lab where she houses her modern Haitian Food & Culture pop-up concept, CAONA.
Between her sixteen year career in the restaurant industry & degree in African American Studies specializing in Caribbean culture & aesthetics in America, she has found her niche in cultivating a relative Caribbean food experience. Through CAONA she translates Haitian histories and expands the narrative of her identity. These expressions of generational Haitian-American culture unfold through her lectures, literature, seminars, and most notably cuisine-- often incorporating culinary techniques and ingredients from all over the world to expand the conversation of herself and Haiti.
Cybille’s career boasts a resume that includes multiple appearances at the acclaimed James Beard House in New York City, Charleston Wine and Food Festival, and a casting in season thirty-five of Chopped on The Food Network; however, the work she is most proud of is her cultural work grounded in Haiti. She has represented herself in cuisine at The Hatian Embassy, Creole Food Fest, Goût et Saveurs Lakay (Haiti Food & Spirits Festival), Grace Jerk Festival, plus many other events. Some of her current and previous clients include St. John's University, Google, Express, General Electric, Crate & Barrel, the Haitian Cultural Exchange, New York African Restaurant Week, Ada Supper Club, Zevv, Island and Spice Magazine, Canna Haute, the former Top Rank Magazine, Little Haiti BK, National Association of Police Athletic/Activities Leagues, Inc., The Office of New Americans (Miami), and Philadelphia Contemporary amongst numerous others.