As the executive chef and co-owner of The Smile
- a chic NoHo cafe - and Smile To Go, Melia Marden, is renowned for her down-to-earth approach to healthy fare, inspired by the cuisine of the Mediterranean. Born and raised in NYC’s West Village, Marden’s brief stint in the magazine industry led to an enrollment in the French Culinary Institute, from where her prominent culinary career took off. Today, Marden lives in the East Village with her husband Frankie and son, and here, she touches on her go-to essentials for spring entertaining. Take a look!