Chef Cisse is the Head Chef and Owner of Ponty Bistro Harlem. He moved to the United States in 1995 from Dakar, Senegal, quickly entering the restaurant business. Since then, he has worked for internationally renowned chefs at some of New York’s most high profile restaurants, serving an array of international cuisines.
Chef Cisse served as sous chef under Jean-Georges Vongerichten and in 2009, was a finalist on the Food Network’s Chopped. Ponty Bistro, named after a popular street in Senegal, serves unique African and French cuisine with Mediterranean influences.