Who doesn’t enjoy a plate full of nostalgia? I know I do and little Veronica has always as well. I’ve wanted to be a Chef since I was a small child. I grew up watching Emeril Lagasse and Martha Stewart. Coming of age in a house full of kids, in a low income family, with not enough money to put quality ingredients on the table; I often dreamt of a better life full of culinary delights. As a young adult, I found myself pursuing money and empty happiness. Losing myself while on the way to figuring out life on my own terms, I had a moment of desperation, little hope, and next to no passion. I decided to drop everything that was around me and seek out the path to who I am meant to be. On this path of discovery I asked myself what did little Veronica want as a child? Who was Veronica before the worlds greed influenced her and took away her passion? She was a little Chef. A wide eyed girl full of wonder and hope with a list of ingredients she wanted to explore. From that moment on I made it my mission to pursue my lifelong dream of becoming a Chef.
I’m currently involved in creating food videos and playing around with instant inexpensive food, however, I haven't worked in an actual restaurant for a decade. I would very much like to get back into the industry part-time as soon as the right opportunity presents itself. Before deciding to go to school, so I can later on have the respected title of “Chef,” I traveled to Korea and it has since changed my outlook on travel and food. I no longer want to take all-inclusive trips, but would rather a trip where I get to experience the culture through food. Discovering new ingredients and recipes is my passion in life. Sharing these experiences through food is my destiny.
I want to be able to share written recipes with my peers, and connect with new people through food and culinary. I hope that my philosophy as a cook develops as I do not currently have one. I also hope to evolve more as a writer.
“The more you adapt, the more interesting you are.”