“I love cooks who aren’t afraid to take risks and innovate. A great chef I looked up to once asked me about a traditional Peruvian recipe. I was more than happy to share with him my knowledge and experience. Traditions and cultural essence cannot be lost – they must be shared.

I believe this industry needs two kinds of people; the ones who fight every day to preserve history and tradition, and the ones who continuously evolve and try to break barriers everyday.”