David Collier

David Collier Pastry Chef David Collier grew up in Virginia in a family where food was always a high priority.  He took advantage of summers spent in the rural Tidewater region of southern Virginia, in his grandmother’s garden and kitchen which gave him a chance to...
Viviana Alvarez

Viviana Alvarez

Viviana Alvarez Born and raised in Mexico City, I confess I learned about eating spicy hot food in my late thirties. I always wanted to be a cook, but it wasn’t until 2015, while living in France, that I took on the adventure and trained in culinary arts, pastry,...
Mary Ateya

Mary Ateya

Mary Ateya  I was born and raised in Cairo Egypt, and, as a child, spent all of my holidays in Alexandria by the Mediterranean sea. It was there that I developed my passion for cooking and learning new recipes. My family immigrated to the United States over 30 years...