“At my age, you don’t really expect that much will change. I always thought I’d have to stay in a labor intensive job. When I started working as a dishwasher, my chef started teaching me little skills. How to make sauces, knifecuts, things like that. As I learned, things started changing. I moved up to be a linecook – a proud one. This job even changed the way I ate and how I fed my family. My life took an unexpected turn, and I owe it all the restaurant and the chef.”