My first degree is in mechanical engineering.
So I had absolutely nothing to do with cooking.
My first passion was the sea.
I got injured when I was a, so I started with one cooking class
And then you know what this is, what I wanna do with the rest
But in every city, there are Latino chefs who proudly wrap
their culture in the kitchen.
We hit the streets to find them and tell their stories.
This is my name is Carla Flores.
I'm the executive chef of born and raised in the northern side
of Peru till I was about nine years old.
And then we moved here to the States with my whole entire family
For us, cooking became a form of communicating love, especially
as a female was everything we began very, very humbling some
days not making any money at all.
And then it just took off today.
I had a customer that came all the way from Oceanside just for
Almost 50 miles away for the people that are not familiar with
What would you tell them?
We have been named the best cuisine in the world.
Our spice profile is very simple.
The staple Peruvian ceviche is nothing more than salt, garlic
When we do it's all about the beef tenderloin.
So that's exactly what I serve in my truck.
Authentic Peruvian flavors.
Are you ready to try this food?
The chef said that we should start with this.
I'm really excited about this vegetarian creation and of
course, then not stop eating it.
Oh, that's fantastic.
That's what it's all about.
It's gonna be an experience.
You're not gonna forget when people taste my food.
They should be able to close their eyes and just picture themselves
sitting down in which is the port where my mother was born.
I want them to taste the warmth and the happiness that being
surrounded by family feels like.