Brazilian cook and television presenter who is known for her work managing the restaurants Gourmet Garage Las Chicas and Carlota Studio 768. She is also known for her recipe blog on the MSN Estilo website as well as for hosting the program On Prato on the Brasil TV network.
She studied Communications at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul and started her career as an actress. She discovered her passion for cooking after taking a course at Peter Kump's Culinary School in New York in 1992. She then started working at the restaurants The Cleaver Company Catering and Bartholomeu. She opened her own Carlota restaurant in Sao Paulo in 1995.
She has won several awards for her cooking including Chef of the Year at the Gula awards in 2005 and Best Contemporary Cuisine at Veja Rio in 2005.
She was born and raised in Porto Alegre, Brazil.