founder bios

Elisa Girard has 17 years experience working as a household manager, and currently works part time as an executive personal assistant. She has enjoyed cooking for families for 13 years and has a great passion for baking and entertaining. Elisa has a bachelor of fine arts in Studio Art and has been involved in many creative enterprises throughout Boston. She has  a love of urban gardening and beekeeping which she hopes to incorporate into the cafe.

Vivian Girard grew up in the southwest part of France and has called Fields Corner home since 2001. He has been involved in the renovations of several dilapidated multi-family properties in the area, restoring them into affordable, quality, and energy efficient housing units (Vivian is slightly obsessed about bicycling and energy efficiency). He is an active civic participant and has led the local neighborhood association called “Five Streets” for over a decade.

Jack Wu has served in numerous roles in non-profit and government agencies, most recently as the Chief Financial Officer at College Bound Dorchester, Inc., a non-profit organization committed to transforming the neighborhood of Dorchester by equipping students with the attitudes, skills and experience to graduate from college. He led all financial and administrative support operations for the organization.