Chef Thia

Chef Thia - Haiti

Host of Taste the Islands Season 2 – Chef Thia | Photo by David I Muir

Haitian Cynthia “Chef Thia” Verna is a dynamic and vivacious personality. She is a culinary expert specializing in gourmet Caribbean-fusion cuisine, an accomplished author, a seasonal artist and soon-to-be national cooking show host.

Today Chef Thia is known for infusing Caribbean, African, Latin, Asian, French and Mediterranean flavors into her Haitian fine dining repertoire. A young Cynthia started as a chef in her mother’s restaurant at 17 years old, and not long after, opened her own restaurant – Atelier Les Bamboos. She studies under Haitian top chef Reginald Koury, and worked at the prestigious Club Med before moving to the United States at 21.

Chef Thia went on to graduate Cum Laude from Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute in her new home of Miami, Florida. She has been affiliated with two Ritz Carlton franchises, and now operates her private catering service Chef Thia’s Cuisine. She has represented Haitian cuisine in Italy, Suriname, Taiwan and Vietnam. She will make her debut as co-host of “Taste the Islands” this June when the second season of the Caribbean cooking series premieres. 


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Contact Cynthia “Chef Thia” Verna

To find out more about Chef Thia’s cuisine find her on Facebook and Instagram.

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