When Anastacia Quiñones left the restaurant world, to be a teacher, we weren’t sure she would be back. She had a newborn daughter. The classroom demanded less of her time than the kitchen. She was doing exactly what she thought she wanted to do. Then one day Casie Caldwell called.
A long time ago someone told me I was born to be an executive chef. I corrected them and said I was born to cook.
— Chef Anastacia Quiñones