Perla Nieves and Alysis Vasquez are longtime friends and Jersey City residents. Originally from Central New Jersey, they moved to Jersey City to seek opportunity and become part of a vibrant urban community. Alysis with an extensive 14 years in the hospitality industry, is the owner and Chef of Chilltown Kitchen, a catering company, and has been featured on Food Network’s Chopped. Perla works freelance as a social media content creator and has a background in film. The two share a vision of creating a more accessible Jersey City for small businesses and for the community at large.