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
Sous Chef: Martha de Leon Chefs de partie: Rogelio Alcaraz, Alexandra Freeman, Benjamin Perez, Ben Blaisdell, Rob Orlando, Joshua Foster                       Scullery: Joshua Foster, Ali                                                                                                                                                       Pastry Chef:  Junko Mine
Pastry Assistant: Monica Hoffberg
Pastaioli: Monica Hoffberg

Dining Room
Host:  Rena Riekena                                                                                                                                                                           Servers: Kristen McAuley, Linda Wright, Dan Haff, Ryan Garrett, Amish Patel, Rita di Tondo, Joshua Podawiltz
Server Assistants: Olga Carrera ( lead food runner), Ronald Escalante, William Borgas