Originally from Minnesota, Carl had his first taste of New Orleans doing relief work after Hurricane Katrina. He moved to New Orleans in 2008 after graduating from college to work as a High School Science Teacher in the public school system.
After two years of teaching, he started medical school in New Orleans, later moving to New York for his residency in Emergency Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital. He speaks five languages fluently, and his interest in global health led to him working abroad in several different countries in South America, the Caribbean, and Africa, but New Orleans has always felt like home.
In his free time, Carl enjoys exploring New Orleans culture, history, and live music, and he is an enthusiastic costumer for Halloween and Mardi Gras events. He loves taking friends and family on personalized tours to share his knowledge and love of the city.
Kate Barnett is the Inn Keeper here at the Sweet Olive. She is originally from New Zealand but spent most of her upbringing in Seattle Washington. New Orleans has been her home for over 8 years. She has worked in hospitality here and during her travels for 15 years.
“My dream is to one day host weddings, private events and special intimate gatherings. Creating beautiful spaces to make lasting memories for family and friends is what I am all about!”
Chef St. Erik is a Shreveport, Louisiana native and moved to New Orleans to follow his dreams to become a Chef. He attended the New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute, where he graduated at the top of his class and now serves as an Ambassador of the school. Chef St. Erik has built a successful freelance Chef Services business, where he is known for providing one-of-a-kind culinary experiences across the world.
His motto is "Creating memories through food" because most of our grandest memories involve gatherings around a great meal.,
The soul cuisine offers plant-based and seafood pleasures cultivated and created to particularly feed the soul.
Inspired by African, Asian, Latin American, and Middle Eastern flavors. Being delivered with a modern day and Creole touch to be completed with nourishment within the mind and full vitality within the body. Combining art and science bringing euphoria to every dish and letting food be thy medicine.