Joana was born in Poblacion, Philippines, and holds a bachelor of Science Hotel and Restaurant management.
After working her way up the culinary ladder for 5 years at “le Chef” Restaurant inside The Manor Hotel in Baguio, Philippines, she moved to Kuwait and worked the next six years at “Le Notre Paris”, in cold and pastry stations; it’s the latter one that had the bigger impact in shaping her career, and now she masters deserts like no one else! In early 2016 she moved to Cayman and worked for just over a year at Deckers Restaurant and grill, before joining the Bacaro Team. Just like most us, Joana loves many things about the island, the beaches, its friendly people and the layback lifestyle, but all of this still doesn’t stir her away from her main goal which is to one day open her own restaurant back home and build a dream house where she can raise her two beautiful children, Bejan and Iyanah.
With her talent and dedication to the job there’s no doubt she’ll achieve all of it very soon! In the meantime, we are extremely happy to have her working in our kitchen making our customers delighted with her signature dishes such as mango and Nutella crepes, passion fruit pannacotta, ricotta and raisin crumble pie and many others.