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Laura Walker

Executive Chef

Chef Laura Walker was a bit of a nomad growing up, born in Brazil & living in seven different states until she found her way to New York City.  Passionate about food and culture from her upbringing, she attended culinary school in Minnesota at Le Cordon Bleu Minneapolis/St. Paul.  After graduation, she had the opportunity to intern at March, under Chef Wayne Nisch, where she honed her skills, which led to many other culinary endeavors.  Laura has worked with various cuisines and dining concepts, including Buddha Bar, Geisha, The 21 Club, Millesime & The Fat Radish.  She has been the Executive Chef for Corkbuzz since 2020, creating signature dishes and crafting tailored dinners and events for the flagship Union Square location and dynamic, bustling Chelsea Market.  Her global experience and style are an expert match for Owner & CEO Laura Maniec's award winning wine lists. When not in the kitchen, Chef Laura spends her free time traveling, boxing, skiing & spending time with her husband and two daughters.