Giovanna Greco B.A, M.A.

Giovanna immigrated from Rome in the mid 1960's.  First arriving in Montreal, then Victoria in the late 70's. She obtained her undergraduate degree in teaching from the University of Victoria in French and Linguistics in 1986,  and her Masters in French in 1995.  She is a retired elementary French teacher of 28 years, with the majority of her time teaching at St Patricks Elementary School. In her spare time, she can be heard volunteering  at the University radio CFUV 101.9 FM on Sundays @ 11am for the Italian program. 

Luisa Cinanni

Luisa comes from an immigrated Italian family. She was born in Ottawa and lived in Italy for 35 years. In 2015  she moved back to Canada with her husband and children. She has a degree in Economics and Tourism, and has taught basic English and French at a private school. Luisa loves to learn other cultures and explore the world.

Behzad Haji Karimian

Behzad was born in Persia and immigrated to Italy in the 1980's. He worked in the restaurant industry as a pizza maker and chef to support his studies at Veterinarian University in Italy. He obtained his Veterinary Medicine degree in 1996 and worked as both a veterinarian and chef in Italy until he moved with his family to Canada at the end of 2015. He enjoys teaching traditional Italian cooking.