A graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, the first woman apprentice to graduate from the American Culinary Federation Apprenticeship program, author of three highly acclaimed John Wiley culinary text books, Lisa has held numerous positions as Executive and Corporate Chef, director of Operations for Multiple concept portfolios and Managing Director for Multi-million dollar F&B venues. In 2001 she started her own consulting and advising company, GigaChef solutions (GigaChef.com) specializing in re-aligning large venue operations with concepts, programming, efficiencies and financial responsibility celebrating 14 years in operation. Current projects include creating, directing and curating a variety of arenas, food halls and amphitheaters with partners such as Forest City Ratner, iStar, Golden State Warriors and Green Coast Enterprises. Prior to this extensive work, Lisa has held a number of professional positions including Pastry Chef, Banquet Executive Sous Chef and Executive & Corporate Chef in fine dining rooms, country clubs, catering and hotels, such as Greenwich Country Club, Hyatt, Highgate & Hilton Hotels, Abigail Kirsch Catering Relationships and Flik Hospitality. Lisa is an active member of the Culinary Institute of America’s Alumni Counsel, American Academy of Chefs (AAC) and the American Culinary Federation (ACF). She resides in Purchase NY with her family.