“I’ve been cooking for the last 40 or so years. I come from a family of cooks, which meant I never had to go to cooking school. I learned through working alongside my dad because while I was growing up I spent a lot of time at his side, and my mother worked in an Armenian restaurant for a long time. The kitchen was essentially the place where we came together as a family.

I moved to Miami 13 years ago from Argentina and the greatest thing the kitchen has ever given me has been my skills to cook meat in any way I want. I love eating meat and having this skill perfectly compliments me. In the kitchen, there are different tricks to know when your meat is at a certain stage of cooking, but for me, the secret to knowing when it’s cooked just right is a combination of understanding the size of the fire or source of the heat with the size & type of the meat. Eventually, with some experience, you will be able to determine when it’s at its point just looking at it.”