“Maginifique et passionnée” — Joel Robuchon (Chef of the Century)
Let’s see, I started cooking at the early age of 7 or 8. Since then, my mother has allowed me to mirror her every doing in the kitchen.
Being Latina, food is a huge part of my culture and most everything happens in the cocina. Not being afraid to learn and try what mami was doing, I quickly picked up some techniques and started making my own food. In college, I found myself having to cook and realized I really enjoyed preparing homemade food. I quickly started hosting end-of-semester parties to celebrate the end of classes. My classmates loved anything I made!
As a working professional, I continued to cook and hone my skills, focusing on mastering my native Cuban cuisine, but also expanding into other food. In my early 20′s, I entertained close to 3 times per month, always leaving my friends wanting recipes; especially my specialty: pollo en fricassé.
I’m now a private chef, catering to private clients that love Cuban, Latin fusion, Caribbean, and global cuisine. I don’t limit myself to what I know, rather I incorporate techniques, flavors, seasonal ingredients and plating methods I’ve seen and been taught during my international travels. I’ve had the incredible opportunity to work with Emeril Lagasse, Chef of the Century, Joel Robuchon, Rick Bayless, and other notable chefs.
I share and express my culinary adventures through my award-winning blog, Flanboyant Eats. Take a visit and you’ll be thoroughly enticed and hungry for a fabulous experience through my cooking and tasty travels!