Chef Robb Curry brings his traditional southern style to the plate with a creative, fresh, and new approach to comfort food.
Originally from Baton Rouge, LA, Chef Robb has lived in New England since 2001. As a child, Robb – to his family known as “Slide” – always found himself on the apron strings of his paternal grandmother Martha “Madear” Sullivan. This is where Robb gets his strong passion to care for others through food.
Having worked in the restaurant industry throughout his college life, he decided his calling was not to maintain computer systems, but to bring that comfort and caring personality to every guest he touches through the food he cooks, the cocktails he create or the wine he recommends. Robb has worked in all parts of the restaurant from Dishwasher to Manager and many types of restaurants – mom and pop cafe’s, corporate chains and privately owned restaurants, including 51 Lincoln and Waban Kitchen. Now combining over 20 years of experience and a lifetime of love, he opens Madear’s in Manchester, NH.
Chef Kyle Davis is one of New Hampshire’s own. Kyle was born and raised in Hudson, NH and a proud graduate of Bishop Guertin High School in Nashua. A family man, he’s the father of two girls Sydney and Jules. With an engineering degree from Northeastern, Kyle worked 16 years with a private engineering firm where he had the honor of designing some of the City of Boston’s great public transportation stations such as Assembly Station and Orient Heights Station, to name a few. As a working father of two girls, Kyle used a lot of his free time perfecting his skills of baking from scratch for himself and his girls, teaching his younger daughter some of the baking traditions he grew up with in Hudson. His passion for baking never left. One would assume with the heritage of a Paquette name, he would be pushing for a French-Canadian bakery. But no; he, like his Grandmother Lillian Paquette, enjoy the greatness of all fresh baked goods. Kyle, as the proud Owner/Baker of Madear’s will be able to take southern favorite desserts and baked goods to a level that will make any New Englander happy and a Southerner feel at home.