My grandparents have a bakery, and so do my parents, so working at a bakery was never something I wanted to pursue. I grew up dreaming of doing something different than I was used to, so I applied to college to study publishing.

After I met my husband, we moved to Miami. I frequently enjoyed visiting this local cafe. A day before I got my work permit, they posted on Instagram that they were hiring. Unexpectedly something in me told me to apply. Shortly after, I was hired!

Zak’s was the place where I fully started working in the kitchen. I’ve learned the most here. Right now, I’m the 3rd longest employee to have worked with the company, having been here for seven years. People come and go. They mostly stay a year. But to me, this place has become family. Even though the family members are constantly changing, it feels like home.