I've been a chef for as long as I can remember. Since I was a child my whole day revolved around the kitchen, because through out the day there was always some one in the kitchen of my home . That's where we gathered, that's where we did homework ,where we had our big sunday breakfast , and its where I discovered my art form. I combined flavors just as a painter combines colors. A splash of this, a dash of that ,forever perfecting and refining the artist within . Food was my palette. An amazing array of yellows and greens, of purples and even blue. I would love being called upon to "cook something up" ,to me, stepping into the kitchen on such a mission was as if I was called to conjure up a magical potion for which only I knew the secret to. And it still feels like that today even after 13 years of professional experience. I bring the magic with me when I step into the kitchen, it's a kind of feeling that my food inspires in someone that really makes my service stand out.
I enjoy most of all the joy my food brings to others. And yea, it may seem cliche to say, but its true. Noone is ever mad to see food!
And the creative process as well .I love to experiment with food, combine unusual flavors and truly give to the artistry of it all.
I first meet Issa as a catering client in 2015. When she catered our halloween party for the first time . The food was absolutely delicious and beautifully presented. We loved her! She was warm, charming,and a wounderful chef. Shortly after that My husband and I booked her for our next holiday party. It was during that event I mentioned to Issa how I would love to learn to cook some of my husband's traditional home cooked meals. He is Mexican and I'm Irish so not exactly same kind of traditional foods. I was so excited when Issa said that she could give me lessons! And so she did. And we have had some of the best times in my kitchen. I am not exaggerating when I say we have laughed we have cried we have gone through it all and that little kitchen of mine. Issa has a very inviting way of teaching. She makes you feel comfortable but energised. As she guides you through the steps in a clear and simple way . I have learned much more than I thought I would and have had a lot of fun too. Issa's awesome ,still caters our big dinner party's. Won't trade her for anyone.
I am very verbally descriptive and detailed when going through the process. Everyone has their own style in the kitchen so I like to instruct without imposing my own way, rather letting everyone find their flow while having all the information , support, and guidance needed to execute an amazing dish.
I attended the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale where I majored in Culinary Arts and Hospitality.
I've been a professional chef for over 13 years And have had the pleasure of working for such amazing restaurants like Plant Food +Wine ,The Cheesecake Factory ,Barton G., & Aaron's catering Where I was Aaron's Sou Chef . Recently I've been focussing on learning a more holistic style of cooking.