Native from Venezuela, I have enjoyed the privilege of being born and raised in a truly multicultural nation with heavy European and Hispanics mixed influences. I am also extremely fortunate of inheriting the taste for food and flavor for life from strong women figures in my family. My mom and grandma introduced me to a variety of family recipes and secrets that were the beginning of today’s greatest passion of mine; Fine Cuisine and the wonderful art of cooking.
Before confronting the need of migrating from my motherland to an unknown destination, I had planned to become a chef and work within this field, and after being accepted at the Center of Gastronomy Institute and Capacitation for High Culinary Education in Caracas, Venezuela, my destiny was sealed. Through this process, I rediscover my passion for good food and the skilled art of fine cuisine. Now, with cooking style techniques and a little touch of my family most traditional dishes, I became a Sous Chef at 360°, one of the trendiest restaurants in Caracas, Venezuela.
Later, after traveling through different cities of the Old European Continent, a taste for traditional cuisine, rooted in my family influences grew after realizing my true dream; opening my own place, a Bistro Restaurant to share my taste for fine food at the most amazing city in this entire globe; New York City.
Firefly Petite Café Bistro is the product of a short but exciting roller coaster of my life as a chef, and I can’t be more grateful for having the opportunity of contributing with my art to this beautiful city that has allowed me to facilitate the best eating experience I can provide. I want to invite you to my place or to order online, and I truly hope you may come back for more.