Meet The Team


Brandon Leach - Owner & CEO

Brandon is a simple guy: He loves BraiZe, the Cubs and his six year old daughter Harper. He has many accomplishments such as obtaining his degree in Entrepreneurship from Illinois State University, Being a Platinum Member with Alaskan Airlines & Once Taking an afternoon nap that lasted until next afternoon. Impressive to say the least.

Favorite BraiZito: Rocky with Mild Giardiniera
Favorite Drink: Ghostfaced Chilla (Jose Silver, Cointreau, Simple Syrup, Fresh Lime Juice, Cranberry Juice, Hint of Spice)


Lisa Mock - Head Chef

The unsung heroine since the humble beginnings at the VFW. Growing with BraiZe as a cook, to Kitchen Manager at the Parke Regency, to Sous Chef & eventually the Head Chef. She’s as homegrown and Local as the phrase “supporting local” gets!

Favorite BraiZito: The Heartland. Simple & nostalgic.
Favorite Drink: Triptych Dank Meme. (^_^)


Kevin Hu - Director of Operations

Kevin has always had a baby face that will serve him well when gray hairs start appearing. In the restaurant, he is usually found chatting up guests even if he is slightly behind on a couple spreadsheets... or ten. Kevin loves the fast paced lifestyle of restaurant and has over seven years of experience in the industry. He can't slow down on his days off though, Kevin is also an amateur motorcycle racer in the Midwest Region of the Championship Cup Series.

Favorite BraiZito: He' Just A Po' Boy. Grilled shrimp, DUH!
Favorite Drink: Coffee. Black. As long as it's not from a gas station.