The Full Story
Lisa Stalvey has been cooking professionally since 1978 and can't stop cooking. She loves food and creating different dishes. We at The Malibu Chef are health conscious and prefer to cook organic. Not only is it better for you, it tastes much different. Clean and healthy. Lisa's experience under apprenticeships was under Wolfgang Puck at Ma Maison; the watering hole for Hollywood's celebrities. In between her head chef position at Spago Sunset in 1986, she worked under Ken Frank at LaToque, L'Orangerie, cooked for Kenny Rogers privately and other celebrities. After Spago, Lisa consulted for 10 restaurants and finally after being asked to bring California Cuisine to Reykjavik, Iceland in 1992, she became executive Chef at Bambu, Malibu in 1993. Bambu was a huge success offering sushi and eclectic cuisine. Cigars were a big thing then, so Lisa started 'Cigar Nights' with a live band her partner Jeanette Farr brought to the ambiance. After 5 glorious years there, Lisa met Paul Newman a month before leaving and hired her to co-write 2 cookbooks and create 2 new products for Newman's Own. Finally Lisa started her own catering company that has been in business for 15 years. Then in 2015, Frank and Lisa started a company called Butter Barn Butter that started out a grass-fed flavored butters, then morphed into gluten free baked goods and salad dressing. We added vegan and keto products to make everyone happy. We carry our products at all Erewhon locations in Los Angeles and other businesses.