Santana Benitez is a chef, artist, actress and Air Force veteran. She studied at The Institute of Culinary Education in NYC. She has worked with a diverse clientele ranging from Girls Club of The Lower East Side, catering for Spotify conferences and Rosario Dawson, Think Food Group, Culinary Food Guide for DC Metro Food Tours, Cook for Maison Premiere, Nourish Kitchen + Table, & 2 Duck Goose, Tasting Table and more. In this episode, we talk about her winning her episode of "Chopped", her up coming release of her cookbook "I'll Cook Like Your Mother", and working with Spike Lee as an actress in the upcoming Netflix series "She's Gotta Have It". Santana gives insight about who and what inspires her, her directorial debut of her untitled documentary about the crisis in Puerto Rico. Chef Santana also discusses her international travels, attending the Women's March in DC, and much more! https://www.instagram.com/santanacaress/