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: Rogelio Alcaraz, Martha de Leon, Alexandra Freeman, Josue Garcia Valencia, Olivia Martin                                      Scullery: Zach Lewis, Joshua Lewis                                                                                                                                                             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, Alisha Chou, Ryan Garrett, Amish Patel,                                                            Rita di Tondo, Carly Lampela
Server Assistants: Alex Ventura, Olga Carrera, Ronald Escalante