Food Creativity @ Work’s Chef Renata Bocayuva owns and operates the consulting R&D company in Seattle, WA, and has rebuilt her culinary career several times. A graduate of European culinary training, Chef Renata worked in Europe for years before moving to the US, learning English, and starting over as a maitre d’ in a restaurant despite her training. After opening restaurants in Seattle, Renata went out on her own and founded her company. Two years into her business, Renata experienced a significant illness that took all her focus for the next two years. Now, she’s rebuilding her business while she’s healing and learning to deal with her new normal. She shares her story, her perspective, and throws in some advice along the way. 

Photo courtesy of Atina Tan.