An Interview with Chef Mayra
What’s your background?
I’m a 27 year-old Guatemalan. I studied at a cooking academy for more than 2 years and this is my 4th experience in a professional kitchen.
My interest in cooking started when I was a child while playing with my friends. We would use flowers and leaves to make “delicious cakes”. When I a kid I liked to watch my grandmother and mother cooking.
I learned how to cook myself because I needed to feed my little sisters while our mother was at work.
Where have you worked before?
My first job was in restaurant in Antigua Guatemala. It was an amazing experience, we combined national food with international food. Then I worked in Esquipulas as chief chef. I also worked in an Arabic restaurant and before coming to Dorie’s Promise I worked in a hospital.
What do you love about your job?
I enjoy the creative part of cooking. I love the opportunity that the kitchen gives me to create flavors and to combine foods.
What are 10 things you want for the kitchen at Dorie’s that they don’t have?
- Pressure cooker
- Big, medium and small pans
- Big, medium and small pots
- Tupperware storage
- Decoration kit for cupcakes
- Colored Cake Icing
- Spoons and forks for children
- Large Storage Containers
What you do when you’re not at work?
I rest, I play with my nephews, listen to music, and watch t.v. mostly. Recently I have been caring for my plants and playing with “Copo” my dog.