As a teenager hanging out with older friends, I got to experience New York City nightlife in the nineteen eighties. Walking onto so many dancefloors over the years in NYC, Miami is the foundation of my hospitality experiences.
A busy fine dinning Peruvian restaurant in Jackson Heights, Queens was my first job. Folding napkins and pouring water became my thing at fifteen years old. A couple years later The Ritz Carlton brought me into work with guests and the kitchen.