No Cilantro Please Magazine is a digital magazine that we created to find delectable entrepreneurship discoveries not just in our local area, but to everyone across the world. Not only is it for those businesses within the food industry, but also other SBOs regardless of industry looking to get their name out there.
No Cilantro Please came from Aya, our Founder/Co-Editor, who hates cilantro because she has that special gene that creates an aversion to it. Aya frequents restaurants and businesses and it’s become an icebreaker/laughable topic. She also used to be the Marketing Director of Worcester’s Best Chef prior to COVID, and started to get to know chefs, businesses owners, entrepreneurs/freelancers and it sort of just became a thing. So when coming up with the name of the magazine, she thought it fit perfectly with the mission.
A quarterly digital magazine that celebrates small business and the diversity of entrepreneurship through food and lifestyle discoveries.
Our mission at NCP is to celebrate small business owners and share resources within the community. You can open up any magazine and find out about celebrities; their lifestyle, what foods they like, how they balance it all. We want to hear that from the wonderful people who run small businesses instead.
This magazine is meant to be a digital hub and resources for like-minded individuals, and will leave you wanting and craving more.
If you are a small business owner, this mag is for you.
If you are a freelancer/contractor, this mag is for you.
If you are a budding entrepreneur, this mag is for you.
If you are the cult-following, local scene support, this mag is for you.
If you are a human being interested in supporting local business and learning more about entrepreneurship, this magazine is for you.
Founder + CEO of Tinydragon Bytes, Aya Lanzoni never fit into the worker-bee, cookie-cutter life (although she did enjoy plenty of cookies along the way). Aya has been writing for approximately a decade, honing her skills and falling in love with web design + the digital strategy experience along the way.
When Aya isn’t procuring designs in her head, she teaches aerial yoga (AYT certified) at Earth & Aerial Yoga in Central Massachusetts. She has a passion for food, leather jackets, and music.
Alison Rochford fell in love with journalism writing for her college newspaper. Ten years later, she has served as the editor/designer of three newspapers.
When she’s not working on the latest issue, Alison is getting up to something fun with her two daughters. Although she is from New England, Alison firmly believes the best food in the world is in Tucson, AZ 🌵
CEO of Even Keyl Web Design, Kyle has over twenty (20) years of experience in the field of Web Design and Information and Communications Technology. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Computing and Information Systems in 2008 while still at the Petroleum Company of Trinidad & Tobago Limited (Petrotrin).
An experienced website designer, Kyle has branched out into the field of Entrepreneurship, completing his MBA in 2016 specializing in Entrepreneurial Management.
He hopes to combine his knowledge and experience in both fields for the benefit of all service providers and Nonprofits alike.