After taking on a job as a cook at a popular restaurant in Costa Rican capital, San José, I was inspired by a story that I heard.
It was about a friend who worked at a local bakery in the US, and who, like me, had grown up in the UK.
The baker was also working at a restaurant in San José and had just started working with the local chefs.
They asked her to take on a small project, to help them improve their food.
“I took a bite out of the croissant and it was like a dream come true,” she said.
After six months of working as a pastry chef at the restaurant, the bakery was ready to open their doors.
We started by putting together a menu that had a good mix of traditional and modern food, with a focus on flavours and flavoursome flavours.
My boyfriend, who was working at the bakery, and I set out to make sure it was the right food.
We had to find the right ingredients, and a few months in, I discovered the perfect ingredients.
The pastry was a bit more complicated than I thought it would be.
A couple of weeks later, the restaurant opened its doors and the rest, as they say, is history.
I spent about three months with the bakery and they were great.
And that was the start of the journey that is my journey of learning about the Caribbean.