“My start in the kitchen goes back to 2001, when I first arrived in the country and landed a job in a hotel as a dishwasher, and still knew nothing about the kitchen!

After working there, I was intrigued, and I decided to call my mom for recipes – that’s where I got my start. I’d also see how all the food for big parties was being arranged and enjoyed that. After some time, I was moved onto prep and eventually became a cook!

Over the years, I’ve worked in many restaurants, and in one, I met a chef named Rob Jean, who taught me a lot. He instilled a passion for food in me that I carry to this day.”

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