Co-owner & ChefThe Lucky Star, STELLA Gourmet PizzeriaVirginia Beach, Va.
Greatest accomplishmentBeing chef and co-owner of two award-winning restaurants.
ChallengesBeing accepted as an equal and forever proving that you have the goods, training and experience to do what you do.
Key to successThe true love for what I do and all it has to offer.
Defining momentSeeing a student of mine graduate and start a successful career. Sharing my craft and knowledge with someone.
Career words to live byDon’t
live life by trying to fit in, because you will only be average. Set
the standards and hold yourself accountable first, then lead by example.
Why this professionThis
profession is a part of me. I am very passionate about what I do. I
create from my soul. Even if I never received a dollar for what I have
chosen for myself, I would still remain as I am.
industry is forever changing but there are a few things that remain the
same: customer service first; starting with a quality product and