Neil Kleinberg, Executive Chef/Partner

A culinary arts graduate of NY Technical College, Neil opened his first restaurant, Simon’s, in 1980 at the age of 22. He re-opened the legendary seafood restaurant Lundy’s, in his native Brooklyn, in 1997. Neil coauthored Lundy’s: Reminiscences and Recipes and is a distinguished member of the James Beard Foundation. He is also chef at the Clinton St. Baking Company (NYC, Tokyo, Dubai), which he co-owns with his wife, DeDe. 

Neil has performed cooking on Martha Stewart Living, Good Day New York, The Today Show, and Food Network’s Throwdown With Bobby Flay to name a few. He is a recurring guest on Martha Stewart Living Radio, and a distinguished member of The James Beard Foundation.

DeDe Lahman, Partner

A co-owner of Clinton St. Baking Company (NYC, Tokyo, Dubai), DeDe began her career with a decade of writing and editing for national magazines. From 2012 to 2016, DeDe proudly served on the Board of Directors of New York Sun Works (, a non-profit organization that builds 21st century hydroponic greenhouse science labs in urban schools. 

DeDe and Neil are co-authors of The Clinton St. Baking Company Cookbook: Breakfast, Brunch and Beyond From New York’s Favorite Neighborhood Restaurant (Little Brown, 2010).