I was born in Bogota, Colombia but moved at an early age to Miami, Florida and have resided here ever since. From the age of 11, I realized that I had a passion for cooking.
Driven by this insatiable thirst, at the age of 15 I landed my first job on the line of "H. Sasson Wok and Satay Bar", under chef and owner Harry Sasson -- one of the most distinguished chefs in South America (Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants - "theworlds50best"). I went on to finish high school, during which time I did several internships with renowned restaurateur Leo Katz (Most innovative gastronomic entrepreneur in Colombia “Splash Magazines”).
I graduated from the Chaplin School of Hospitality Management at Florida International University where I was exposed to top-notch hospitality courses. During school I also worked part time as a line cook in "Sea Grill" and "Swine Southern Table and Bar". It was during these formative years that I stumbled upon my calling. One day, I got a call from a person wanting me to cook for her birthday party and from then on calls like these started coming more often. I quit my jobs at the restaurants, and dedicated myself to being a private chef and finishing school.
Today, I have finished my education with a major in hospitality management and two minors, beverage management and food service industry. I am a full time private chef and I am living my dream.