Sous Chef

My name is Freddy and I am from Guatemala. I was 19 years old when I came here to have a better future; one I could not have in Guatemala. It is so dangerous there.

I came here with my brother during the winter. It was really tough; there were days when we did not eat anything. We crossed the border, just walking, starving.

I have been working in food prep for two years. I am a good worker. I have two jobs and work about 80 hours a week. I think that without immigrants like me, the food industry would not grow and there would not be many restaurants.

Like all immigrants, I want the American dream. I want to grow up here and make a family here and buy a house. I just want to live here and work. I don’t want to cause any trouble or any danger to anybody. I just got engaged and now I just want the best for my family.