Maire Byrne was born in Los Angeles into a family where great food and family gatherings were dynamic and frequent. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, Maire went on to work with culinary luminaries at various acclaimed restaurants in the United States.
In 2004, Maire opened Thyme Catering where she quickly found success in creating New American food to enhance unforgettable moments throughout Southern California. The popularity of Thyme Catering led her to expand the company and launch her first cafe and gourmet marketplace, Thyme Café & Market. Located in Santa Monica, California, the café offers fresh gourmet foods, delicious baked goods, and fine food to-go in a warm, charming and communal environment. In a few short years, Thyme Café & Market has quickly evolved into a must-visit destination that is filled with family, friends and familiar faces.