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Katrina Kozar

About Katrina Kozar

Foodie and cooking instructor who rose to fame as a contestant on the sixth season of FOX s MasterChef, a show judged by Gordon Ramsey and Graham Elliot.

Early life

She was working as an administrative assistant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin when she joined the cast of MasterChef.


After college, she spent six months teaching English in Japan.

Family of Katrina Kozar

One of four daughters, her parents would let the girls experiment with meals in the kitchen.

Close associates of Katrina Kozar

She competed against winner Claudia Sandoval on the sixth season of MasterChef.

Rachael Ray

About Rachael Ray

Vivacious television personality, businesswoman, and cook who gained attention for her shows on the Food Network and ABC. She earned Daytime Emmy Awards for her shows 30 Minute Meals and Rachael Ray.

Early life

She worked at the candy counter in New York City s Macy s, and later managed a pub at a hotel called The Sagamore.


She credits her ability to whip up a meal in thirty minutes to her job at the gourmet market Cowan and Lobel in Albany.

Family of Rachael Ray

She married John Cusimano in 2005.

Close associates of Rachael Ray

Oprah Winfrey and King World Productions gave her a syndicated TV talk show called Rachel Ray in 2005.

Liz Marek

About Liz Marek

Baker who has found on YouTube by sharing elaborate cake baking and decorating tutorials with the 160,000 subscribers to her Sugar Geek Show channel. She is the founder of the Artisan Cake Company in Portland, Oregon. 

Early life

She graduated from Lebanon High School and studied graphic design at 
Linn-Benton Community College.


She released her first cake decorating book, the Artisan Cake Company s Visual Guide to Cake Decorating, in 2014.

Family of Liz Marek

She married a man named Dan and has children. 

Close associates of Liz Marek

Like L atelier de Roxane, she runs a popular cake channel on YouTube. 

Lia Weber

About Lia Weber

Cake artist who won the fourth season of the TLC pastry contest Next Great Baker alongside her baking partner Al Watson. She is the owner of the St. Louis-based pastry shop Made. by Lia.

Early life

She grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and graduated from Fontbonne University. She was a baking and pastry instructor at St. Louis Community College.


She has been a baking ambassador for AB Mauri North America.

Family of Lia Weber

She married Max Holter in 2015.

Close associates of Lia Weber

She became a culinary celebrity on Next Great Baker, hosted by Buddy Valastro.

Leila Lindholm

About Leila Lindholm

Celebrity chef who is recognized for having hosted the Sjuan cooking programs Leilas Mat, Leila Bakar, and Leila På Landet. This exposure has led to her garnering more than 160,000 followers on her leilalindholm Instagram account. 

Early life

She studied culinary arts and worked at the restaurants Operakällaren and Aquavit. 


In 2004, she was the recipient of the TV4 Chef of the Year award. 

Family of Leila Lindholm

She was in a relationship with Mårten Elensky. 

Close associates of Leila Lindholm

She was photographed with hockey star Börje Salming in 2017.  

Lorena García

About Lorena García

Venezuelan chef who gained fame competing on the reality show Top Chef Masters. She has appeared on multiple on shows as well and has opened several restaurants.

Early life

She attended both Santa Maria University in Venezuela and Johnson and Wales University, the latter of which was for her culinary arts degree. She originally wanted to be a lawyer.


She culinary career began with an apprenticeship at the Ritz-Carlton in Paris, France. She helped Taco Bell with a menu to help fight obesity in 2010.

Family of Lorena García

Her mother is Venezuelan politician Blanca Ibanez. Ibanez worked as Venezuelan president Jaime Lusinchi s secretary and then they married in September of 1991.

Close associates of Lorena García

She was added as a partner with Charlotte Motor Speedway and promoted by NASCAR driver Danica Patrick for the “10 Blockbuster Days of Racing” in Charlotte, North Carolina.