In today's competitive culinary job market, many young cooks and culinary artists are attracted to working for establishments that focus on career building and developing leadership skills. Broussard is interested in teaching others business skills such as preparing payroll, employing creative marketing tactics, and being an effective leader so that her staff may one day start and sustain their own business.
Maya-Camille Broussard is a creative entrepreneur, designer and culturist. In 2009, Broussard opened Three Peas Art Lounge in the South Loop of Chicago. As a curator, Broussard made viewing and collecting art less intimidating by incorporating a bar inside of her gallery and by featuring rising stars of the art world such as Amanda Williams, Hebru Brantley and Krista Franklin. After closing Three Peas Art Lounge, Broussard continued her work as a curator and designer while also spending a significant amount of time developing recipes for her current venture, Justice of the Pies. Justice of the Pies, a bakery that specializes in sweet and savory pies, was founded in memory of her late father, Stephen J. Broussard. The elder Broussard, who dubbed himself the "Pie Master", was a criminal defense attorney with a passion for baking and eating anything made with a crust!
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