“I wasn’t attracted to the kitchen at first by the food or passion like many others. What got me was the people who worked in them. I began washing dishes back in 2015 in a Biscayne restaurant; when I came here, I came to work – I said no to nobody or anything. After starting, the FoH manager wanted me to work out the front with him, and the chef wanted me for the kitchen, so I was stuck in the middle, and I had to make a decision! What made me decide was the energy I felt in the back of the house and the fixed salary. My path in the kitchen was going to be more stable, so I just settled for that, and that’s where I got my start there and learned, and now I’ve worked in many kitchens since!”