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LESLIE MENENDEZ

Guatemala City, Guatemala

Healthy Living Specialist

Hola amigos! My name is Leslie Menendez and I will be the Healthy Living Specialist at Bambini Creativi this school year!

I was born in Guatemala but moved to the USA 25 years ago. I first lived in California, and then we moved to Kansas. I have two sons, Chris, 19 years old, and Tony, who is 17 years old. We spend as much time together as possible. I also spend a lot of time with my nieces and nephews because family is the most treasured part of my life.

I have worked in different preschools for more than four years, and even though I love working with children, I also have a serious passion for cooking too! My dream is to one day have my own food truck with my family! Everyone in my family really enjoys cooking together-it's our love language! Some of my favorite dishes I like to make are enchiladas, taquitos dorados, arroz, and mainly Mexican food.

I learned about Bambini through my close friend, who knew I loved working with children and had a passion for cooking. I couldn't believe there was a position open that included the two things I love most! When I visited Bambini Creativi for the first time,  I knew for certain that it was a special place.

It is from my heart and cultural upbringing that I express my feelings of joy and gratitude through food! With that, I look forward to sharing my love of food and cooking with the community and amici this year, and I am grateful for the opportunity to share my gifts with all of you!

 

Muchas Gracias!

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