Q. What was your impetus and inspiration for the recipes you developed.  Ie why these ingredients, why now?

    I have been a fan of Latin cuisine since I was a young kid growing up in Venezuela. But recently I’ve discovered a nationwide interest in Hispanic foods.  I’ve also learned that many people can be a bit intimidated by some ingredients used in Latin cuisine so I set forward to develop some recipes with that in mind. My newest Latino creations will inspire anyone to create these delicious dishes by using comfort foods we all love (like pancakes) and twisting them into mouthwatering recipes with a Latin flare (Piña Colada Pancakes!).

    Q.What is your view of being part of the IMUSA Chef team and participating in this Hispanic Heritage program with Macys

    There is nothing more that I love to do than to propagate my Hispanic heritage. Being able to do it with Macy’s and IMUSA is a dream come true. Macy’s offers one of the best environments to purchase all the kitchenware you need in your life. I’m truly excited to travel throughout our nation and inspire people to begin cooking Latin foods in an environment where they know they get quality products and service.

    Q. What is your view of IMUSA products and the place they have for today’s cooks

    It’s an absolute honor working with a company like IMUSA as they have lead the world in latin kitchenware. Their products are not only affordable and helpful in the kitchen, they also inspire you to start cooking Latin-style. That means fun, vibrant, and delicious recipes that transforms your dining table into a ‘sabroso’ Latin feast!