Q & A with our newest Brisbane Pastry Chef at Alemré
A master of all things sweet, our new resident Pastry Chef Lisa Bovill has burst onto the local dessert scene with a selection of mouth-watering dishes like traditional tiramisu, sugar dusted churros and peanut butter and jelly-inspired cannoli. Let us introduce you to Lisa to learn more about her and some of her inspirations.
Tell us a bit about yourself Lisa!
I love food and I especially love the creative aspect of cooking food. I’ve been working in pastry kitchens for the last 7 years.
When did you join Alemré Hospitality Group?
I became full-time in March of this year, but I’ve been working as a casual for the group since November 2021.
What inspired you to enter this line of work?
I started working as a chef to escape my previous career and find my passion. I used to work as an accountant, but I knew I had to find something that I loved so I finally decided to change careers. I had always loved cooking at home, so I thought I’d try to do it professionally. I haven’t looked back since!
What do you enjoy most about working as a Brisbane Pastry Chef for the Alemré Group?
The creative freedom I have here. I get to create desserts for the restaurant a la carte menus, for special functions and for the sweet’s cabinet in the VICI deli.
What would it be if you could only eat one dessert for the rest of your life?
Hard to pick just one! I like variety, so maybe I’d go with crème brûlée as it’s a dessert that can be changed up in many different ways (by infusing the cream, adding a crumb, with fresh fruits, tuiles etc).
What do you think sets your desserts apart from the local competition?
We make our desserts with good quality ingredients and also change our menus regularly to give our customers new and interesting menu options. Also, because I work across so many different types of cuisines with the Alemré Group (Spanish, Mexican, Italian), our dessert creations pay homage to the roots of each restaurant, classics with a modern twist.
The churros at Olé and Mucho are very popular, and the classic Tiramisu at Vici gets a lot of great feedback
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