Danielle Keene

Do what you love and love what you do.


For Danielle, creating gourmet desserts and ice cream has been a passion, a career and a tradition. She grew up in a dessert loving home where her mother made chocolate chip root beer floats and oatmeal cookies. After training at Water Grill, Campanile and A.O.C. she was pastry chef for several top Los Angeles restaurants—The Little Door, Blair’s, and BLT Steak. As opening pastry chef at Wilshire Restaurant she started the very popular “Ice Cream Shoppe Night” which received accolades by L.A. Times food critic S. Irene Virbila. In 2010 Danielle was a finalist on the first season of Top Chef: Just Desserts. She is the owner of the dessert catering company and blog Sheila Mae named after her biggest supporter her mom. In her free time Danielle enjoys watching episodes of "The Walking Dead" with her boyfriend Mikey, long walks on the beach with her cat lola and eating her way through the city she was born and raised in, Los Angeles.


Los Angeles, CA

Fun Facts

  • My guilty pleasure:

    Any candy that is chewy and sour.

  • The first thing I do when I wake up:

    Feed all my animals :)

  • 3 things I can’t live with out:

    T.v., lip gloss, sparkling water.

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