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Together We Are The Voya Restaurant

Meet the culinary dream team at The Voya Restaurant to learn more about the dedicated staff and creative masterminds that bring high-quality South American cuisine Near Palo Alto. With a passion for the culinary arts and authentic South American food, The Voya Restaurant is always looking for ways to exceed the guest's expectations. Our esteemed team members bring years of experience, industry knowledge, and love for great food.
Bella Awdisho
Bella AwdishoProprietor

Bella Awdisho gained a passion for culinary arts while traveling through Spain, France, and Italy which led to learning more about authentic Italian and South American cuisine.


Upon her return to the states, Bella brought a newfound knowledge and appreciation for quality food and cooking in which she then transferred to three new restaurants in California.


The Voya Restaurant brings flavorful South American food in an upscale setting to the Bay Area.

Antonio Zomaro
Armando RamirezExecutive Chef

Chef Armando Ramirez has been working at the top Tapas restaurants throughout the Bay Area for two decades. Growing up in a Latin family, Chef Ramirez was exposed to the South American flavors at an early age.


He has built a vast repertoire of South American dishes which draw from many of the flavors from his heritage. From succulent Kobe beef sliders to Spanish style tapas, his cooking comes from the soul.


His bold and creative menu landed Voya a MICHELIN Guide, and Armando has shown time after time that he is at the top of his cuisine and will continue to keep mastering his craft.

Christine Schoonover Ramirez
Christine Schoonover RamirezGeneral Manager, Event Manager

With an extensive career in upper-management and event coordination, Christine developed an approach to planning that is far beyond comprehensive. Her adaptive style, from conception to execution, ensures tailored events with ultimate ease.


Christine strives to facilitate each client's unique vision and her continued excellence from restaurant environments to the private sector is evidence of her success.


With the luxury of Voya as the template for future events and Christine at the helm, there are boundless possibilities.

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