Our Staff

Cafe Juanita is a family - an extended family of staff and purveyors committed to quality, integrity and service. We invite you to our home to enjoy the food and wine that excites us. Holly feels fortunate to be surrounded by talented and passionate professionals, who strive to create an authentic dinner experience.


Executive Chef/Owner:  Holly Smith                                                                                                                                                   Chef de cuisine: Lauren Thompson
Chefs de partie: Rob Orlando, Rogelio Alcaraz, Gener Chi, Josue Garcia Valencia, Lucas Steinmacher                                        Pastry Chef:  Junko Mine
Pastry Assistant: Monica Hoffberg
Pastaioli: Monica Hoffberg

Dining Room
General Manager/Wine Director: David Chou
Host:  Rena Riekena                                                                                                                                                                           Servers: Kristen McAuley, Linda Wright, Dan Haff, Ryan Garrett, Amish Patel, Alisha Chou,                                                               Rita di Tondo, Carly Lampela, Jen Olsen
Server Assistants: Alex Ventura, Olga Carrera, Ronald Escalante