The first thing that came to mind when I met Natalia was Passion. I kept hearing from different friends about this super incredible woman, who landed at Chez Panisse's kitchen door and now is pursuing her dream of opening a cafe and running multiple food initiatives in SF. Natalia opened her home for us and with true hospitality served us a delicious white fish dish and incredible wine. We learned about where her confidence and passion come from. I also learned what a huge heart she has. Natalia offered to help me with a fundraiser and followed through, giving her all despite her busy schedule. The truth is that she does it with everyone and everything.