Top Chef Season 17 Headshot Lisa Fernandes

Lisa Fernandes

Current Residency: Brooklyn, NY
Occupation: Founder/Executive Chef of Sweet Chili

A finalist on Top Chef Season 4 in Chicago, Toronto native Lisa Fernandes is currently based in Brooklyn, NY. With over 20 years of culinary experience, she has worked at several high-end restaurants in NYC including Asia de Cuba, Rain, Public, Mai House and Dos Caminos. In 2013, she launched Sweet Chili food truck featuring her take on southeastern Asian cuisine. She recently opened her first brick and mortar location for Sweet Chili in Bushwick, where she takes inspiration from Asian Cuisines and creates unique dishes and cocktails. While it’s been 10 years since she competed on Top Chef, Lisa has been refining her skills and is ready to show the world she has what it takes to win the title.