About Barbara Garcia
Barbara Garcia is the General Manager of Tacocina, Union Square Hospitality Group’s taco stand, open year-round on the Williamsburg waterfront. In her role, Barbara oversees hospitality and service as well as Tacocina’s day-to-day culinary operations. Brought up in Aguascalientes, Mexico, Barbara’s fond memories of cooking alongside her mother and sharing food with her family inspired her to pursue a career within the hospitality industry. In 2014, Barbara earned her Bachelor’s degree in Culinary Arts Management at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA). In 2012, she completed an externship at the original location of Union Square Cafe on 16th Street. After graduation, Barbara went to work as a line cook at Union Square Hospitality Group’s two Michelin-starred restaurant, The Modern. In 2016, she rejoined the Union Square Cafe team as they reopened the restaurant in its new location on 19th Street, first working as a pasta cook and then as a sous chef.