Cara Mangini is a former executive chef for Eataly, a restaurant in New York City. After Eataly, she created her own restaurant and food boutique brand, Little Eater. Cara believes that vegetables are beneficial for local farmers as well as the overall health of a community. Her brand offers pop-up kitchens, catering, and other food services. Her column for, The Vegetable Butcher, focused on her vegetable-based mission.

Cara was nominated for a James Beard Award for Vegetable Cooking and won the International Association of Culinary Professionals Award for a Cookbook on a Single Subject in 2017. Cara graduated from the Culinary Institute of America's chef training program.

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