19 Sep

Hailing from several generations of cooks, my love for cooking was inspired by family.  The history started with my great grandfather, who was a chef and cooked aboard cruise ships. Then on to my grandmothers who were excellent cooks as well.

My Paternal Grandma Mercedes, made the best Sweet Potato Pies and was known throughout the Tampa Bay area for her famous pies. My maternal Grandmother Jennie, was the one who taught me how to cook at the age of 10.

As a child, I watched her cook with love and from the heart.  What I didn’t know then, is that cooking would turn into my greatest passion!  My final inspiration came from my mother whose cooking skills are exceptional.

She taught me how taste and presentation was everything at a very young age. From that moment up to today, I have been perfecting those skills.