Inspiring Latina: Chef and Entrepreneur Tati Polo

From the runway to swimming pool to the cocina, Chef Tati Polo is a woman of many talents. 

Before becoming a professional chef, Polo competed as a synchronized swimmer and joined the Venezuelan National Team. This opportunity gave her the chance to travel the world and explore new countries.

Eventually, her interest in different cultures inspired her to model professionally. She participated in the Miss Venezuela pageant, and was featured in several magazines, catalogues, and calendars. After settling in Los Angeles as a professional model, Polo made the tough decision to switch career paths and pursue her true passion: cooking. She went on to earn her Executive Chef degree from the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu program at the California School of Culinary Arts. 

Reinvention is a big part of what makes Polo so successful. "We need to reevaluate our lives constantly," she said. "It is a personal task that requires being at work on ourselves. It is very easy to go in the opposite direction of our dreams. We must know where we come from, who we are and where we are headed. Self-evaluation and constant adjustments have become a way of life for me."

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