I was in a mariachi band in Bogota. One day we had the opportunity to fly to Miami for a gig. When I was just about to head home, I decided to stay. The music wasn’t paying enough back in Colombia, staying here would enable me to find better work. The only opportunity that opened up was in kitchens. It’s been an amazing transformation. Food is an expression of art, so I don’t feel like I’m far off from what I originally wanted to do. I’ll still sing for my coworkers though. This is much more than a job – it quickly became my passion.