The team behind lucettegrace is led by pastry chef/owner Daniel Benjamin. Born and raised in Valparaiso, Indiana; his route to Raleigh was not direct, but rather a journey of winding roads taking him from coast to coast and back again. Pursuing his craft like a quest, Benjamin went to work for some of the country’s best pastry chefs in NYC, Florida, San Francisco, Chicago, New Orleans, and Washington D.C. lucettegrace is the next chapter for a pastry chef who has spent the last 15 years in some of the finest kitchens across America. With roots firmly planted in the City of Oaks, Daniel Benjamin creates a style of pastry built on tradition, but uniquely realized for Raleigh today. lucettegrace is a starting point for your day, an escape in the middle, and a reward at the end. opening these restaurants to create a non-profit restaurant that can easily be duplicated all over the area and use the money generated by the restaurants to help people in need from our neighbors to people all around the globe while creating many jobs and opportunities for others.