Susana Querejazu is the executive pastry chef of Lutie’s Restaurant and the Commodore Perry Estate in Austin. Querejazu shares an Austin origin with her husband, Executive Chef Bradley Nicholson, and boasts more than a decade of professional pastry experience. Querejazu worked in local 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. She was named an Eater Young Gun in 2016 and was nominated for a 2016 CultureMap Tastemaker Award for Pastry Chef of the Year. Like Chef Nicholson, 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.