Hey, it is a pleasure to join the forum.
I'm mostly self-taught and just looking to boost my culinary knowledge and skill to the next level so I can cook flavors and dishes from all over the world.
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What or who inspired you to start cooking? We'd love to hear your story.
Thanks very much, however, I do cook professionally. I started as a salad/pantry cook when I was in high school.
My inspiration comes from the people that are close to me who I want to make happy. I am also a musician so I like to take an artistic approach to food, combining flavors and making a delicious recipe.
It is amazing to experience the tastes from around the world and I would like to bring that to my kitchen. Some cuisines I have come to know a bit about in the kitchen are; American, Mexican, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, and Indian. I am still just brushing the surface, and there are many expert chefs that inspire me to improve my skill.