The Culinistas Double Down

Jill & Tiana are a yin-yang, culinary powerhouse

Burnt out after 10 years of running her private chef business and ready to move to Malibu to open a restaurant, Jill Donenfeld met Tiana Tenet — and decided to take her business in a totally new direction: Bigger. Melanie talks to them about redefining their business, growing the team, getting important feedback and how they’ve helped one another — and the Culinistas brand — grow in new and unexpected ways.


When in doubt, break bread.

“We think all the best things happen around a dinner table.” - Jill Donenfeld @theculinistas

Jill's favorite Andie