Born in Brazil, Joao Oliveira is the new kitchen assistant at Thaden School. Joao holds an associate degree in culinary arts from the SENAC Culinary School in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He also has a certificate in baking arts and owned a bakery in Ribeirao Preto, Brazil for over five years, where he served traditional Brazilian and healthy baked goods. Joao loves to cook, eat, but most of all, ride his bicycle and shred the Ozark bike trails. His perfect day is spending time with his family at Coler Mountainbike Preserve in Bentonville.