“I come from Mexico, and have been in New York for 10 years; I have been working in the kitchen since. I believe that NY is a cosmopolitan city, you can try all kinds of different foods in restaurants, foods that come from other countries.

It’s what I love the most about this city, the diversity in gastronomy and of course that I can go out at any time and there will be always a taco truck available! I’ve worked in various areas, always surrounded by food. I’ve worked as a dishwasher, delivery man, and prep cook.

I think dishwashers are a very important part of all restaurants, I mean, every single part of the process behind and after a meal served it’s crucial for the food industry, and being able to see it from different perspectives helps you respect and value the work that takes.”