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Sean O’Leary is IN as LaV’s Interim Executive Chef

The husband-wife team is holding down the fort for now.

Sean and Janina O'Leary at LaV
Sean and Janina O'Leary at LaV
Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Sean O’Leary, husband to LaV’s executive pastry chef Janina, is now serving as the restaurant’s official interim executive chef. After the departure of former founding staffer Allison Jenkins in June, Sean came on board to help Janina run the kitchen while she also focused on desserts and pastries. His name now appears on the restaurant’s current dinner menu, as pointed out by an eagle-eyed tipster, and confirmed by a rep.

Sean previously worked in the Four Seasons and a personal chef for Austin Veggie Chef, as well as Del Posto and Lupa in New York. LaV is still looking for a permanent chef.

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