I was born and raised on the beautiful island of Fiji. Growing up, I had a passion for cooking, and I followed the lead of my uncle, who was an excellent cook and cooked for many events like weddings, family gatherings, and galas. I would occasionally help with his events, which grew my passion for food. My passion for food grew more and more, which led me to enrolling in a culinary art degree. Upon graduation, I met my wife and life partner Kaajal and moved to Denver, Colorado, where I had the opportunity to work as a line cook at the Brown Place, a presidential suite hotel. From being a line cook, I was promoted to a lead line cook, and within a year, I moved up into fine dining. During that time, I also became a father.