“I entered the culinary world late, but the seed was planted early on in my life. My first career was managing artists in L.A. but after some time I realized I wasn’t happy anymore. So, at 35, I decided to make a change and went back to my roots: culinary.

I grew up in a family where cooking 5 to 6 days a week was the norm. And it was my mother, Ella, who instilled the love of cooking for me, just like my grandmothers did for her.

Ever since I changed careers, I don’t feel like I’ve worked a day. I love what I do.

I’ve only been in Miami for a year, but the community has been highly supportive. I started with small pizza pops up in breweries and after a while, I decided to invest all my savings in opening my first food truck. The truck is called “PizzElla”, named after my mother.

None of this would have been possible without my family’s support. They’ve had my back no matter how far or close they are. That’s why you’ll see their names written all over the truck.

When you eat from PizzElla, you become a part of our family and my hope is that you feel that in every bite.

I don’t take cooking for others lightly. For me, it’s a privilege. That’s what I love most about cooking.”