Leonel Martinez Garcia

Cocoa and Corn Flour Recipes. Self-taught polymath and communicator.Born in Mexico City in 1978, Leonel is a filmmaker, self-taught musician, dedicated artist, passionate communicator, enthusiastic promoter, and an inquisitive mind. Among his interests are anthropology, archeology, mysticism, science, and human knowledge and transcendence. Being a social entrepreneur, Leonel explores possibilities to promote culture and social … Read more Leonel Martinez Garcia

Jenny Whitehead

Project CHEF – Corn & Black Bean Salsa, Guacamole, Tortilla Chips. Guatemalan born and raised, food has always been something I’m passionate about. I moved to Vancouver for the first time in 2007 to complete the professional culinary program at Northwest Culinary Academy of Vancouver. In the summer of 2008 I assisted with Project CHEF … Read more Jenny Whitehead

Eliane Trovo

Boteco Brasil – Yucca/Cassava Fries Boteco Brasil’s owner Eliane Trovo came from Sao Paulo to Vancouver in 1999 to study English for only 4 months. She never thought that, sixteen years later, she would be running a Brazilian restaurant. In 2015, Eliane Trovo took the challenge to become a restaurateur and acquired Boteco Brasil, which … Read more Eliane Trovo

David Alcaraz

Miltomates Foods – Miltomates – Mogo Moo Veracruzano Born in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico and raised in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, David Alcaraz came to Canada to live permanently with his wife and two young children in Surrey, B.C. Besides family, his other passions in life are soccer, music, and food. He had basic training in food … Read more David Alcaraz

Sheldon Maloff

Provence Marinaside – Kedjenou de Poulet (Ivory Coast Chicken Stew) Sheldon Maloff is a Canadian executive chef who takes his early experiences of cooking with his mother as his inspiration to conquer the food industry. While living in Northern Canada it was a privilege for him to have homemade jelly and jams in the midst … Read more Sheldon Maloff