Susana Querejazu is the Executive Pastry Chef of Lutie’s Restaurant and Commodore Perry Estate in Austin, Texas. Querejazu joins the team with more than a decade of professional pastry experience, having served as a pastry chef in restaurants like Enoteca Vespaio, Vespaio Ristorante, Uchi, and Uchiko before taking on the role of executive pastry chef at Odd Duck and Barley Swine and later as pastry sous chef at Quince Restaurant and three-Michelin-starred Saison in San Francisco.
In addition to her expertise in plated desserts, breads, baking, and viennoiserie, Querejazu served as assistant sommelier at The Riddler in San Francisco. Querejazu was named an Eater Young Gun in 2016 and was nominated for a 2016 CultureMap Tastemaker Award for Pastry Chef of the Year. Chef Querejazu was also a recipient of the Ment’or BKB Grant program for 2016-17, where she staged at Le Meurice in the birthplace of patisserie: Paris, France.