Julianna Glassanos is a recent graduate of the inaugural Latin Cuisines Certification Program (LCCP) at the Culinary Institute of America, San Antonio, Texas. After obtaining a bachelors degree in Culinary Arts Management at the CIA in Hyde Park, New York, Julianna was awarded a scholarship to attend the Latin Cuisines Certification Program, and graduated at the top of her class. During the course, Julianna studied under top chefs throughout Latin America.

After returning to the Capital District, Julianna spent about a year working in various cooking and management jobs, while contemplating the next step in her career. She was hoping to figure out a way to share the beauty and importance of Latin American cuisine and culture with her community here in the Capital District. She also had aspirations to start a business focused around this vision. Having a passion for authentic Latin American food, as well as community involvement, and bringing people together, Julianna launched her own business in August 2013. She is chef and owner of Hey, Chica! Authentic Latin Food. You can currently find her conducting Latin American food classes at the Honest Weight Food Co-op, The Arts Center of the Capital Region, and Different Drummer’s Kitchen. She is also working on launching her line of authentic Latin salsas, candies, and other food products.

Julianna enjoys learning about the cultures and cuisines within Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America. One of her greatest passions is meeting people and learning about their relationships with food, recipes, family, and cooking. Julianna aspires to travel and continue to experience and write about the rich cultures and cuisines that make up Latin America.


For more information about Hey, Chica! Authentic Latin Food you can contact her directly at HeyChicaLatina@gmail.com and also follow her on Facebook at : https://www.facebook.com/HeyChicaAuthenticLatinFood and Twitter: @HeyChicaLatina.