“I’m from Boyaca, Colombia, and I started my journey in a similar way to most – by cooking with my mom and grandparents. Over the years, I began liking it more and started making lunches for my family. Eventually, I realized it was my thing and made it a serious hobby while studying other careers such as industrial design. After different career paths and a bunch of years, though, I realized cooking was my calling when I moved out of home and began a part-time job in a restaurant; and here I am today, experimenting with various cuisines. I still don’t know which one I’ll focus on; I’m trying to get as much experience s possible.

I think it certainly helped me that my family was so gastronomically inclined. Still, I believe that anyone who truly connects with the kitchen lifestyle and finds their passion throughout cooking will eventually switch or discover this career at one point in their life!”