Carlos and Lanie Farias opened Maison Carlos in December of 2002. After seven years on Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach, the couple made the decision to move their establishment a couple miles south to the El Cid neighborhood. They wanted a smaller restaurant with more of a neighborhood vibe. The new space has only eleven tables and is open for dinner only. Carlos is there every night, seating people, taking orders and is very hands on. With his days free he has plenty of time to spend with wife, Lanie and son Alex born in March of 2009.

Graduated from the Culinary Institute of America at the top of his class. Then began working at Aurole of New York City, then on to Le Cirque. In the late nineties, he moved to Florida to become the Executive Chef at the former Palm Beach mainstay Nando's. He has been with Maison Carlos since day one.