The Founder – California Caviar Company

The Founder

Deborah Keane


"I love what I do. I am a perfectionist and stubborn in my pursuit for often unattainable standards that propel me to continue to learn and to be the best." 

         - Deborah Keane

Alongtime expert in luxury products, founder and CEO Deborah Keane—dubbed the “Caviar Queen” by the press—has catapulted California Caviar Company into one of the premier caviar brands in America. Globally known as a master taste maker, she has perfected the art of caviar production and is a leading pioneer in sustainable fish farming.

Over the last 14 years, Keane has enlightened aspiring chefs on the wonders and versatility of caviar at the legendary Degustibus Cooking School, Johnson & Whales, and the Culinary Institute of America. She has lectured at the Woman Chefs and Restaurateur Conference and at Pebble Beach Food & Wine, and conducted seminars at the American Institute for Wine and Food, Chevalier du Tastevin, and Les Dames d’Escoffier.

In the media, Keane has been featured alongside culinary royalty including Armon Petrossian and Thomas Keller, and has been featured and interviewed in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Food & Wine Magazine, Travel & Leisure, Huffington Post, ABC, E!, and CNBC.

Keane has been invited to prestigious events from the James Beard Foundation Awards to the Oscars and the Golden Globes.

Prior to entering the caviar world, Keane had an extensive career in luxury publishing with Morris Communications and international marketing in Paris. Throughout her career, she has been a devoted advocate for advancing women in business and in education, serving on boards and working for organizations such as the Women on the Move Conference - Europe, Bloom Where You Are Planted, and the Women’s Institute for Continuing Education - Paris.