Owner: Isaac Fox
“When you step through my door, you are not a ‘customer’ or a ‘patron’. You are a guest in my own home. If only for a few hours, I want every guest who enters LaChasse to feel that they are the center of the universe, and I want to ensure that they have an experience that they will never forget.”
It could be said that Isaac Fox danced his way to becoming a restaurateur. After studying music for two years at Indiana University Southeast, he taught ballroom dance. He also spent some time working in fast casual restaurants, which may have sparked his interest in a career in food. But, his passion for food, craft cocktails and bartending was fully ignited when he became part of the teams at Southern Indiana’s Bistro New Albany and the Speakeasy Jazz Club.
When Isaac and his wife Tenille moved to Louisville, where they and their five children now live, he fell head over heels in love with food, wine, spirits and hospitality. He gained bartending and management experience at Basa ( as bar manager and assistant manager), at Jack Fry’s (as server and bartender) and at Volare (as bar manager.)
A multi-award winning mixologist, he has taken home top prizes in competitions such as the Four Roses Mint Julep Competition, Bourbon Classic and other events. His creations have garnered the attention of local publications as well as those in New York and Japan.
He is someone who knows that dreams really do come true. In October 2015, he realized his dream of owning a restaurant. He debuted La Chasse to considerable fanfare, and the accolades keep coming. As a new restaurateur, he has established a hallmark, treating each guest to a fine orchestration of his love for food, wine, cocktails and service.
Executive Chef: Kristina Dyer
Chef Kristina Dyer’s earliest culinary memories were those of helping her grandmother in California cook dinner. One of the dishes they would prepare was pork fried rice in a wok, with ingredients sourced from nearby China Town. She also helped with the preparation of ebelskivers (Danish pancake balls), and other dishes. While in California, she became acquainted with local farmer’s markets and developed a passion for fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
Chef Dyer’s step father was in the Navy, so this provided the opportunity to travel with her family and experience the cuisines of countries such as Spain, France, and the British Isles. Tina showed herself to be an adventurous diner even at this early age, enjoying such delicacies as escargot, fresh mussels from the ocean, and other culinary delights.
These early memories, coupled with helping her mother prepare meals during middle school and high school, left Chef Dyer with a passion for food, and a desire to push the boundaries of culinary creativity.
Upon moving to Louisville, KY, she had the opportunity to follow this passion as she developed an impressive set of kitchen skills in such local establishments as Café Metro, Seviche, and Bistro Les Relais.
After a year as the Sous Chef at Les Relais, Tina went on to work for Chef Bobby Benjamin as his Chef de Cuisine at La Coop, and also later worked with Chef Bobby at his own Butchertown Grocery, also as Chef de Cuisine.
Tina came on board the kitchen at La Chasse in the Spring of 2017, once again in the role of Chef de Cuisine. Her talents and passion were immediately obvious, and a year later she was promoted to Executive Chef. In this position, Chef Tina garnered La Chasse a perfect 4 Star review in the local Courier Journal and has continued to elevate the menu and inspire her staff.
Tina’s dedication, loyalty, creativity, talent and genuine care for her craft, her staff and her guests, provides a source of constant inspiration within the great culinary scene of Louisville, KY.