Founder and Creative Director, Bosscat Kitchen + Libations

Leslie Nguyen, A.K.A. “Miss Bosscat”, is Founder and Creative Director of Bosscat Kitchen + Libations. Her portfolio includes four restaurants: Bosscat locations in Newport Beach, Calif., and Houston; Ten Asian Bistro in Newport Beach; and BCK: Kitchen & Cocktail Adventures in the Houston Heights.

With more than 20 years of experience in the service industry, Nguyen oversees all marketing efforts for the Bosscat brand. She studied graphic design in college and opened her first bar, the Daily Dose Sports Lounge, in Irvine, Calif., in 2009.

Born in Metairie, LA., Nguyen was raised in Orange County, Calif. She also owns and operates Miss Mini Donuts, a mobile food service business.


Despite operating a nationally recognized whiskey bar, Nguyen has proudly been sober since

May 19, 2014 – a date that is tattooed on her shoulder.