Polly Talbott, Director/Owner

Polly Talbott is a Certified Culinary Professional with a degree in Home Economics, focusing on foods and nutrition. A food stylist and consultant, her background includes restaurants, corporate and editorial test kitchens, and new product development. She has studied cooking in France, Italy, Spain, Morocco, Thailand and New York. A member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, the New York Women’s Culinary Alliance and Les Dames d’Escoffier, Polly also serves on the Board of Directors of the Lynbrook Chamber of Commerce and is an on-camera personality for Lynbrook TV.

A la Carte is fortunate to be able to have a variety of talented freelance chefs as our teachers.

Team Members:

Sherrin Brisport

As well as being our Manager, Event Planner and Customer Service Specialist, Sherrin Brisport can also be found teaching when she has the time. She graduated from the Institute of Culinary Education where she studied both culinary arts and culinary management and hospitality. She then moved on to work in restaurants in Manhattan and Brooklyn Heights as a line cook and has freelanced for various catering companies. Her sparkling personality is what keeps us all going!

Stuart Febish

Stuart Febish, “Chef Stu”, is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute who has had the opportunity to cook in Manhattan restaurants including First, Savoy and Oceana. He has also worked as a chef for dining services at Grey Advertising and TIAA-CREF and was the Executive dining room chef at SG Cowan and Lehman Brothers.

Call 516-599-2922 to learn more about our classes.