John Besh's top pastry chefs, Kelly Fields and Lisa White, will open Willa Jean bakery

November 9, 2014 
By: Todd A. Price, Nola.com
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Right after pastry chef Kelly Fields started working for John Besh, the two talked about opening a bakery. Twelve years later, they're finally doing it. Fields, the Besh Restaurant Group's executive pastry chef, will team up withLisa White, pastry chef for Domenica and Pizza Domenica, to create Willa Jean.

"Lisa inspires me more than most people I've ever met," Fields said.

Willa Jean, a "Southern bakery and café," will open next year in the Paramount building of the CBD's South Market District development.

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