“So, one of the sous chefs, Alon had a girlfriend. She asked him to look after her beta fish. He didn’t know how to take care of it, so he brought it to the office. That first guy died, [but] we got used to having a pet, so we got another one. His name is Frangi, after the flower Frangipani.”

Jennifer Yee is the Pastry Chef at Lafayette Grand Café and Bakery

Interview and photo by Kara Chin