Local chef Lisa Prather heads Florida Chefs Workshop, St. Pete's first shared commercial kitchen

Lisa Prather, executive chef and co-owner of St. Pete’s A Fresh Connection, discovered her passion for food as a teen working at Po’ Folks in Brandon. She worked her way up the chain from hostess to associate manager while in college earning a degree in computers and accounting. “My career path took me on a different road but my love and passion for cooking bought me back,” Prather explains. When the market crashed a decade ago, Prather found herself wondering what her next step was going to be. In her spare time, she wrote several business plans and they all had one thing in common: food. Not wanting to fight fate any longer, she pursued a degree in culinary arts at the Art Institute of Tam

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