“I’ve been around food my whole life. My father has a successful seafood restaurant in Hialeah, but he didn’t want this life for me. He always said, this industry requires a lot of work,and everyone always says it won’t make you rich. I went on to study sports administration, but I knew it wasn’t for me. Between classes I would work in my dad’s kitchen until finally, one day he noticed how much I enjoyed it. I enrolled in culinary school soon after and have been gaining further experience from other chefs. I think we do this job because we can’t imagine doing something else.”