“It’s amazing how one experience can open up another. I was a mechanic in Venezuela when my friend called me to join him on a ‘food truck project’. The plan was to build a kitchen inside a decommissioned truck – it wouldn’t be driven, just parked. The opportunity was in another town, I left everything to go on and start this new chapter. Once the structure was complete and the build out was done, all that was left to do was to cook. I loved it. I wasn’t a trained cook, but that energy gave me something I’d been missing my whole life. Today I am in another country, but I still think back to that experience often. Moving here, the only position that was readily available for me was in the kitchen. Everything seems connected.”