This is the second part of a two-part Chef Chat with German Mosquera of Restaurant Cinq. You can read Part 1 here.
EOW: How old are you?
GM: I turned 28 this year.
EOW: Tell me about your background.
GM: So, I was born in New York, grew up in New Orleans, and half of my high school life was in South Texas. It was always math- and science-based. When I graduated from high school, I was actually going to the Air Force academy because I was going to swim, but my grandmother passed away that summer, and I didn't go to training, so I ended up going to University of Incarnate Word in San Antonio, and I was swimming there and doing physics and engineering there for two and a half years. At that point, I was going through some artistic changes, touching back on some of my childhood art. So I did some painting for a while. I had an art show.