A jack-of-all-trades, Martita Jara is a professional chef and interior designer who takes her passion for entertaining to new heights. As a native to Southern California and a first generation Mexican American, Jara is a master of Mexican flavors. Her vibrant personality and fresh twist on traditional Mexican food has earned her high regard in the culinary world. While most well known for her appearance on Season 8 of The Next Food Network Star, Martita has also been featured on Home Made Simple and FOX 5 San Diego. This is her second time participating at the Cuisine of the Sun Festival, where she has continuously provided guests with inspiring dishes and pure entertainment.