Katy Brittain majored in English literature at Sam Houston State University and attended Paul Mitchell Cosmetology School, but she couldn’t resist the pull of the service industry. After working as a server at Pappasito’s and a bartender at a sports bar, she accepted a job at Coppa from mentor Chef Brandi Key. She was promoted to acting general manager and was nominated for a Houston Culinary Award for Outstanding Wine Service. She opened Coppa Osteria as acting general manager and also managed Tiki bar Voodoo Queen before working as a server at Underbelly. Katy was promoted to assistant general manager in 2015 and is now Underbelly’s first female general manager.