Our Team

Katherine Reed 

Katherine Reed is the CEO and co-founder of Chequessett Chocolate and the co-founder of its parent company FarmMaid Foods, Inc. She holds a certification as a Living Light Culinary Arts Institute Chef and Instructor. A graduate of Bard College, she holds a Bachelors degree in Urban & Environmental Studies and Anthropology.

Instagram: @sealevelwise

Josiah Mayo

Josiah Mayo is co-founder of Chequessett Chocolate and the resident food stylist, recipe innovator and official taste tester. He has 20+ years experience working in commercial fishing, whale watching, and sailing/fishing charters. With a decade of exploring cacao and chocolate in Latin America he likes to think in global and historical terms. As an avid mushroom hunter and berry picker on Cape Cod, Josiah is instrumental in the acquisition of local ingredients for the chocolate line. He holds a Bachelors degree in Cultural Anthropology from The University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Instagram: @josiahmayo

Kristen Reed

Kristen Reed is co-founder and COO of Chequessett Chocolate and its parent company FarmMaid Foods. She has passionately worked in the hospitality and restaurant industry for over 15 years. Her appreciation for chocolate grew out of her love for speciality food and wine. And with a similar affection for art, theater and international travel, it was only a matter of time before the three merged and she found herself working in the delicious and magical world of craft bean-to-bar chocolate. She holds a certification as a certified nursing assistant. A graduate of Clark University, she holds a Bachelors degree in Communications and Cultural Studies and a minor in Women Studies.

Instagram: @rallyreed29