“Growing up in my family, cooking was always a tradition passed down to the women of the house. I always helped out my mother and grandmother in the kitchen – I loved it, but never thought it would be what I’d end up doing. It gently became my passion. Working professional kitchens has always felt like a safe space for me. You’re with a new family that cares and wants you to succeed, – even if that means moving on to another job. When I’ve told my chefs about a new opportunity, they’ve always encouraged me to take it. They understand the endless pursuit we are all on.”