This NJ native is never too far from the kitchen, having spent time on Bravo’s Rocco’s Dinner Party and ABC’s The Taste, as well as being Chef and Owner of Ooh La La Catering.
“It was such a crazy experience,” she says of Rocco’s Dinner Party, where was put against identical twin brothers who she recognized from Iron Chef. She finished as the runner-up. “The whole thing was fun,” she explains. She was selected to be on Anthony Bourdain’s team on The Taste, which she says “was huge.”
“I love that I’m in an industry where there are so many unique and fun things you can do,” she says. “That’s what I love about this. I never know what the next opportunity is going to be, and that’s what really motivates me.”
To learn more about Ninamarie Bojekian, check out her Ooh La La profile.
Based in Montclair, B. Garcia Designs has done some terrific projects here in New Jersey. One of which being the student housing at Rutgers University.
Garcia was asked to design one of the student housings, which she describes as “a really beautiful project.” The developer wanted higher end finishes, and allowed Garcia to be creative.
“We wanted to elevate the experience for the students,” she says. “As far as student housing goes, that’s a place that I would’ve loved to stay.” The project is complete with a two-sided fireplace and a lounge, giving the building a modern and unique touch.
Garcia can be seen on Travel Channel’s Hotel Impossible, on which she helps give struggling hotels in hopes of reviving their businesses a makeover.
To learn more about B. Garcia Designs, head over to their website.
The Eric Trump Foundation is dedicated to raising money for children battling life-threatening diseases at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “St. Jude’s is the best research hospital in the world for pediatric cancer,” Trump states.
Why pediatric cancer? “Kids are a universal. Everybody likes kids.” Trump describes how pediatric cancer puts young, innocent lives at risk, and that is not fair. “First and foremost, you have to help the kids.”
Click here to learn more about The Eric Trump Foundation.