Hola! Get to know Our Latinas Who Travel Ambassadors. These amazing and talented ladies help us host our meet-ups in different cities to connect like-minded women (latina travelers and honorary latinas). It is important to showcase that latinas do travel and also to support one another as a community.
New York City
Los Angeles, California
Washington, DC (DMV Area)
Latina Travel Foodie Ambassador
The world of culinary was bestowed on to her by her family recipes since she could remember, now Chef Mariakata feels blessed and delightful to share with her clients her dreams come true with opening and successfully running her restaurant, MOJITO CUBAN CUISINE. Today, she is the Executive Chef at Body by Brooklyn SPA where you can enjoy her mouthwatering food.
A passionate Foodie, in saying that, she was an apprentice chef in Dominican Republic, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, Italy, and France to enhance her awareness, passion, and improve her trade.
She was recently featured as a host and chef in various television show like the competitive Food Network shows Chopped, Kitchen Nightmares, winner of “CUT THROAT KITCHEN SEASON 2” REGULAR GUEST CHEF FOR FIRST EDITION NEWS OF TELEMUNDO47 NY. HOST/CHEF SHOW “Que Comemos Hoy” TELELATINA (What are we eating today), Heat up the grill, and “Reto al Chef” Fox/utilisima (Chef’s Challenge) and featured in December’s edition of Casa Viva magazines Editorial America, feature in Illussion magazine and a “Chef revelation” guest chef at “Sabor de Hogar” TELEAMIGA INTL, ESTILO RCN TV/BOGOTA COLOMBIA, VIVA LA TARDE, RCN TV-BOGOTA COLOMBIA. as the Selected Chef. She has also branched out into restaurant consulting and teaching to disseminate her experience and knowledge in “culinaria Festival” at La Casa Azul East Harlem a non-profit cooking classes for kids.
Choosen into an elite group of chef’s by being nominated and selected as one of the Best Chef’s in America in 2013/2014/2015 by an organization ran by Chefs for Chefs (BCA). Food writer, in the section “El Buen Comer” for Intergral Usa Magazine and different publications.