Join us with special guests Chef Evanice Holz and Nathaly Bonilla at Junior High in Los Angeles for an afternoon of inspiration. Nathaly and Eva will take us on their journey to becoming the entrepreneurial boss babes they are today, discuss the challenges and struggles they've faced along the way, and let us in on their tips and secrets to creating a successful business all while pursuing their passions.
Evanice is the founder and chef behind the Señoreata Vegan Cuban Food Stand and Señoreata.com. She has shown the world that by creating things with love and awareness, anything is possible. Eva started experimenting with vegan cooking when her and her father decided that for their new year's resolution they would do a 2 month vegan challenge. From that moment on, she has never looked back. That 2 month challenge has now turned into almost a decade of being vegan!
In 2017 she founded Señoreata as a way to share recipes from her heritage, originated in Havana, Cuba with her community. The inspiration came from wanting to recreate her childhood meals without compromising her ethics, which made her feel more connected to her culture than ever. She nows runs a full fledged business with an all woman staff (sans her father who loves to help her out anytime he can)! You can experience her food via weekly Pop Ups in Los Angeles, Supper Clubs via Feastly + international venues, festivals, as well as for-hire catering.
Nathaly Bonilla is a world-renowned Venezuelan visual artist based in Los Angeles. Her career started with her illustrations for children books, for which she received the 2010 National Book Award in the illustration category in her home country. After that, Bonilla started to show her artwork in different local galleries and museums. Her curiosity has made her explore different art forms and spaces and she is constantly looking to collaborate with other artists.
In 2018, she had two collective exhibitions in Los Angeles. In early June, she presented Ink and Blooms, a photographic project in which the artist intervened the curated pieces with illustrative floral lines. All the profits from this exhibition were donated to Homeboy industries. Later that month, she teamed up with the distinguished Korean tattoo artist June Jung for their exhibition Brujeria, a botanical compelling of paintings and drawings that were sold to raise profits for RAINN, an anti-violence organization in America.