Advanced into the Top 15
Native Tucsonan began as a dishwasher Studied @La Verenne ecole de cuisine. Had the privilege to share knowledge & skills w/ many.
Since I was 13. When my mom noticed my raw talent for cooking, she paid me $5.00 to prepare a meal for my family. This is when I learned that I could follow my passion AND get paid for it. I’ve been cooking ever since, and continue to learn and grow my culinary skills each day.
My rack of lamb with a pistachio Dijon garlic rosemary crust, garlic confit, garlic mashed potatoes, and a morel black truffle wine reduction.
When I win the $20,000, I want to help sponsor local culinary students who might not otherwise have the opportunity to pursue a culinary education. By investing in our local youth, we are helping to develop future Favorite Chefs.