Meet Mike & Lisa
Fabled Table also takes great pride in employing great people. Their small, tenacious staff continues each day to produce great food to our loyal customers using the best local ingredients possible.
Mike and Lisa started Fabled Table nearly 10 years ago and continue employing both a hands-on as well as long term visionary business philosophy. Their new logo and tagline says it all about Fabled Table.
Passionate Catering – Distinctively Refreshing.
“Creating Memories, One Bite at a Time”
Lisa is a native Pittsburgher who was influenced at an early age to the art of cooking and baking, by her mother that would transcend a life-long passion. After attending the University of Pittsburgh, Lisa engaged in an extensive career in senior retail management in corporate America, providing the opportunity during a company event to show case her gourmet baked goods. This left an indelible mark to this very day on her and everyone who sampled her delectable delights. In 2001, after leaving corporate America, Lisa decided to bring her passion back to Pittsburgh from New York to open her own Bakery/Café in Allegheny West. Ugly Duckling Gourmet Edibles was born. Over the course of five years, the Bakery/Café blossomed into a full-service restaurant, providing breakfast, lunch and dinner but due to the lack of proper space the business closed but Lisa’s passion and desire did not.
During this time, Lisa met and later married her husband and current business partner, Mike Fedalen, who happens to share many similar passions as Lisa.
Mike is a native of the Philadelphia area. He has a fond liking for sports, anything outdoors and of course good, healthy food. He cut his teeth in the food industry at the young age of 19 working in corporate restaurant environments in Florida and New Jersey as well as establishments in Pittsburgh. He has lived in Pittsburgh now for over 20 years where he and his wife, Lisa own and operate a catering company, Fabled Table. Mike’s overall background and food and people management experience provides the necessary skill set to provide leadership and direction to Fabled Table.
Mike and Lisa are the proud parents of their 9 year old son, Anthony. Like any other busy American family, striking a life balance of work and play, Anthony helps establish these necessary ground rules.
Mike and Lisa strive each day to make an impact on the lives of others, by giving back to the community. Providing food to a local shelter and working with the people in the community to share a safe and healthy neighborhood is example of the ongoing efforts.