Evelyn Garcia was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Her interest in the culinary field began at a young age. As the eldest of three siblings, she would cook for her younger brother and sister while her parents worked. During her senior year in high school, she joined the school district Culinary Academy, where she excelled.
After graduation, Garcia traveled to New York and attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park. During her time at the CIA, Garcia had the opportunity to travel and stage throughout Asia. During this trip she finally understood what her culinary aspiration entailed. Garcia graduated from the CIA in 2010 with a Bachelors degree.
Garcia got her first line cook job at Spice Market by Jean Georges; emphasizing on South East Asian cuisine, she fully indulged in everything Spice Market had to offer, while working under Chef Anthony Ricco.
After leaving Spice Market in 2011, Garcia traveled to India for some time. Once back in New York City, G