Named by the Daily News as “The Food Guru of the Brooklyn Taste,” Chef Lisa Brefere was one of the first women to achieve career opportunities in her field such as graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, completing an American Culinary Federation Apprenticeship program, working for the Hyatt Hotel Corporation as an Executive Chef, and asked to cook at the prestigious James Beard House in New York.
Chef Lisa has always been passionate about New Orleans cuisine. Fun fact: she used to constantly run into Paul Prudhomme and joke about having a gumbo cook off. She knew it was fate when her food service development firm, Gigachef
, was approached to spearhead the Pythian Market Project.
When she’s taking a break from commuting between NYC and NOLA to work at Pythian Market, Lisa can be found with a glass of Macallans 12 with a large ice cube on her hand while daydreaming about the iconic rooftop music venue at the old Pythian Temple Jazz Hall, where a 12 year old Louis Armstrong first played.