Chef Rosana Rivera

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Owner and Founder Piquant Epicure & Cuisine


Some chefs are pure craftsmen in the kitchen; others are good business people. Chef Rosana Rivera is a rare breed of both culinary artisan and successful entrepreneur. Chef Rosana founded Piquant in 2006, opening the flagship restaurant in Hyde Park Village in 2013. In a short time, Piquant has become a critically acclaimed restaurant and patisserie winning Creative Loafing’s Best of the Bay Restaurant SOHO and Best Pastry; Open Table’s Diner’s Choice; Trip Advisor’s Diner’s Award; Open Table’s 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America, and Yelp’s top rated 100 Business in America. To compliment these accolades, Chef Rosana is the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 2015 Hospitality Business Woman of the Year. Chef Rosana’s strong focus in mentoring and empowering talent and fostering a team-minded workplace, are among the beliefs that make her successful in her field.


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