As far as she can remember, Alma Alcocer always wanted to cook. She attended the Cordon Bleu culinary school in France right after high school. Her family was always very supportive, and she spent a lot of time in the kitchen. Although her mother didn’t cook, both of her grandmothers did. She loves food, and she especially loves the process of creating something.
Back then, no one she knew went to culinary school. Now it’s popular, and people see it as a rock star life. “It’s a very physically demanding job,” she says, “and you’re always having to reinvent yourself.”