Lawrence Fogarty

Executive Chef

Life’s lessons are typically passed along through time spent with family and friends. Chef Lawrence Fogarty fondly remembers the time he spent with his grandfather at his family farm in Bellville, TX. While farm life usually meant helping his grandfather care for his livestock and poultry, it also provided additional benefits. It was during this time at the family farm that he learned how to select the very best cuts of meat and produce for family gatherings. In fact, these early experiences where actually what inspired him to become a chef.


A native Houstonian, Chef Fogarty studied at California Culinary Academy in San Francisco and has been a chef for Neiman Marcus in both Texas and California. He joined the MainStreet America team in 2012 and oversees the kitchens of MC Cooking School, MC Barbeque & Southern Kitchen and MC Catering & Events, which are located at MainStreet America.


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