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About Chef Diane Manteca


Diane has been a professional chef for thirty-three years, working in high end gourmet establishments, along with catering. She owned the Brickyard Café in Cambridge for 8 years, which was an eclectic and popular café style restaurant in the Fresh Pond area. Diane has co-authored a Zone cookbook on healthy eating and worked as a food consultant and developed recipes for a major specialty food company.

Chef Diane has also cooked for fund raising events, and cookbook signings for culinary celebrities.

Diane owned Sassy River Sauces, a specialty food company, selling at Farmer’s Markets and major food establishments. She is now a personal chef with clients in metro west and the Boston area.

Her teaching career spans 30 years, with Italian cooking as her specialty, along with Moroccan, African, Asian, Cuban French, and regional cooking from the United States. She travels to Italy often to learn regional Italian cooking and brings her knowledge back to teach her students.

Upcoming Events

Member Event

Theater Club in May

In-person, Indoor Event in French

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Come join us for the new Theater Club at the French Library, a place to read, watch, discuss and recite contemporary and classic French plays with fellow enthusiasts.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Join us at the French Library for a conversation about La Sorcière by Marie NDiaye. We invite you to read the book in its entirety and meet us on June 12th, from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM.

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Thursday, June 13, 2024

Join us at the French Library for a conversation about La Sorcière by Marie NDiaye. We invite you to read the book in its entirety and meet us on June 13th, from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM.

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