Roxana Vieira: Guest Star

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Roxana Vieira was born in Bolivia, South America, came to USA in 1994, when she was 32 years of age. She has a 16 years old daughter, Binah Gabriela.

She studied Business Administration from San Simon University of Cochabamba Bolivia and Secretary School from Rio the Janeiro, Brazil in 1988. It was in Rio where she experienced the taste of fresh sea food for the first time. She fell in love with the cuisine adding to her sense of her involvement in the food arena. Roxana has a catering business (Catering by Roxana) serving the Chicago area for some years.

Roxana felt a tremendous passion for the kitchen and food since she was very young. For her food is not the question of taste (which is important) but also the combination of ingredients and the presentation of the foods. She also was deeply influenced by her grandmother Oliva, whom treated foods as a highly important aspect of life. Grandmother’s desire was always to feed those who entered her house making them feel satisfied and whole.

Her desire in the field of foods, lead her to explore many different types of cuisines. As a result she has developed her own style and taste; making her kitchen unique.

You can contact Roxana for any question or catering needs here.

Email:   mailto:roxana.vieira@yahoo.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Catering-by-Roxana/267756080004070?ref=ts&fref=ts

Phone: 312-255-0069  Cell: 773-716-7776

Jatiziry Garcia: Hairstylist

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Jatiziry Garcia lives in Chicago since 2003. Influenced by her aunt Araceli Garcia, owner of Ara Hair Salon & Spa, Jatziry has worked in the beauty industry since 2005. Initially she worked as an assistant and receptionist but having demonstrated the capacity and professionalism she took the position of salon manager in 2009.

Starting at age 18, Jatziry was able to grow within a creative environment that helped her artistic abilities evolve. She studied at Capelli Academy of Cosmetology and having learned the necessary techniques, since 2006 is a Licensed Cosmetologist. She is also a specialist in skincare, having received a certification from Dermalogica (R) in 2012.

“I like working day after day with different people and their different personalities, to see how they come to the salon looking one way y leave with a different look, whether its in their hair or their skin. I also like being present for people’s important moments, like doing their hair or make-up for a graduation, a wedding or simply because they want to see a fresh new look when they see themselves in the mirror”

Contact Jatiziry:    Ara Hair Salon & Spa Facebook    Website

 

Rick Cooke: Food Stylist & Camera Operator

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Rick Cooke started his comedic journey in the Windy City 3 years ago. Originally a chef on the East coast, Rick moved to Chicago to train through Second City’s writing and improv programs. Currently, Rick is working under his production company, EatingLaughter Productions, LLC.