Habjanic-Thea

Thea Habjanic

Biography

Executive Pastry Chef Thea Habjanic grew up learning about food in her dad’s Italian restaurant in NYC, got her first pastry job at Le Bernardin under Michael Laiskonis and earned her first Michelin Star at La Sirena in 2017. You’ll find lots of not traditionally sweet items peppered into her whimsical and slightly savory dessert menu.

Executive Pastry Chef Thea Habjanic grew up learning about food in her dad’s Italian restaurant in NYC, got her first pastry job at Le Bernardin under Michael Laiskonis and earned her first Michelin Star at La Sirena in 2017. You’ll find lots of not traditionally sweet items peppered into her whimsical and slightly savory dessert menu.

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What is your favorite NYC restaurant? And what is your go-to dish? The uni sandwich at El Quinto Pino is simple and divine

What is your ultimate meal? I had it last year at Noma Mexico. Over the top food and ambiance. A dream come true.

What three things are always in your pantry? Pasta, canned tuna and frozen peas

If you weren't a chef, what would you be? Real estate agent, antique dealer or belly dancer

If you could cook with anyone, who would that be? Albert Adria or Victor Arguinzoniz