The story of La Sirena starts Cat Traxler. Cat opened Well Body Natural Foods at 3708 34th St in 1978, then opened La Diosa and recently managed Cafe J. After growing up in Lubbock and Austin, Chef Jessica, Cat's daughter, earned her culinary degree at San Francisco's California Culinary Academy in 2012 before moving to Santa Fe where she worked under David Sellers at Santacafé before becoming the first female bartender at The Pink Adobe. She later moved to Austin working as an Executive Chef before returning to open La Sirena in early 2016.
Cocina de La Sirena and our friends embody the life of a Chef in Lubbock, Texas. While we recognize all kitchens globally where culinary art lives, we specifically praise the work of our fellow Chefs in Lubbock and encourage you to visit them as we do. The up and coming chef scene in Lubbock is constantly evolving, with Lubbock natives coming back as Chefs after traveling the world and bringing the global slow food movement back home.