Head chef Mariana Brito hails from Tijuana, Mexico, where she attended the Escuela de Arte Culinario before training in Spain, New York, and South Carolina, under chefs of Michelin starred restaurants. Joining her global background with a passion for organic food and her strong relationships with local producers, Mariana centres the flavours of her heritage in the landscape of the Canadian prairie. Every ingredient is fresh, ethically sourced, and organic whenever possible.
It was in France at the age of 18, that Madison discovered the magic of hospitality-good food, drink and warm reception. She fell in love with the way that it connected complete strangers. She has since worked in restaurants in Winnipeg and Regina while pursuing her Sommelier via WSET and traveling frequently. Along with her passion for travel comes her passion for home! While she was raised in Winnipeg, Madison has called Regina home since 2010 and has brought everything she’s learned along.
To her, The Backyard IS that hospitality magic. It’s good food and good wine that feeds our bodies and the local food system.
Kieran LeMoal is passionate about local food, gardening, barbecue, charcuterie, and brewing. Born and raised in Regina, Kieran brings a scientific rigor to his passions, which inevitably trickle down to The Backyard.