I was born in São Paulo, Brasil, native of the backlands of Bahia.

I’m a self-taught Chef with over 26 years of experience working in this profession. Aside from my Brazilian culture, I believe my cuisine is heavily influenced by French, Italian, Spanish, and Asian techniques. That is the beauty of this profession, as a single dish can transcend many borders. For me, cooking is an act of love and transformation. Learning from the exchange of experiences and teachings with others is one of my favorite ways to learn and grow.

Over the course of my profession, I’ve learned that everybody, regardless of their background, deserves the same respect. Value your own work and also value the work of others. Always believe in yourself and in the potential of others.