The Culinary Team


Chef Kathleen

With over fifteen-years of experience, Mangoes is proud to have Chef Kathleen Sefcik leading our Culinary team. Chef Kathleen Sefcik was educated at The New England Culinary Institute, and has since served a central role in operation, consultation, and management of several successful fine dining, catering, and banquet establishments. Her work has been praised by The Knot in their “Best of Weddings” section for three consecutive years.

Owned and Operated by Mangoes Restaurant, LLC a Key West multi-generational team, and a division of the Dingeman Companies, LLC, doing business in Key West for over three decades.

Chef Martin, Culinary Advisor

Chef Martin

Chef and culinary author Martin Liz is a 3rd generation Key West native. Born in Key West of Cuban heritage, he is a true CONCH. He is classically French trained and specializes in preparing Key West’s fresh seafood using the traditional Key West-Cuban cooking styles passed down for generations in his family. Spearheading the ‘Ocean to Table’ movement, Chef Martin makes an amazing array of truly unique Key West and Caribbean delicacies. He focuses on utilizing local seafood and exotic, indigenous flora and fauna. His natural creativity couples with classical training and a desire to preserve the largely lost culinary traditions of his heritage, meld an exotic mix of Cuban, Asian, Afro-Caribbean and French-West Indies. His pallet represents tastes that are exclusively, undeniably, Key West.