From the swimming pool, to runway, to the cocina, Chef Tati Polo is a woman of many talents. Tati Polo was born and raised in Venezuela. As a child, Tati spent time competing as synchronized swimmer, which eventually led her to be part of the Venezuelan National Team, where she had the opportunity to travel and experience different cultures. Tati became very interested in the modeling world, achieving to be part of Miss Tachira, a Venezuelan pageant. She has been featured in several magazines, and has been a model for runway shows, swimwear, catalogues and calendars, working with high-caliber photographers in the entertainment industry.
After settling in Los Angeles as a professional model, Tati decided to peruse her true passion, which has always been cooking, and she received her Executive Chef degree from the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu program at the California School of Culinary Arts. After graduating with honors, Tati created her own brand and company called Forkplate Productions, offering catering and event planning, classes and much more. Most recently, Tati can be seen on Unimas, where she is part of the show Lanzate with a segment entitled “Los Hombres No Lloran, Pero Cocinan”, which translates to “Men Don’t Cry, But They Cook”. Chef Tati can also be seen on her own youtube channel, where she produces and host a show entitled "The Latin Way: Cooking with Tati Polo" These days, she is part of the Univision family, where she hosts a cooking segment on Despierta America, sharing latin dishes from around the world and adding her unique flavor and personal cooking tricks.
Reinvention is a big part of what makes Polo so successful. "We need to reevaluate our lives constantly," she said. "It is a personal task that requires being at work on ourselves. It is very easy to go in the opposite direction of our dreams. We must know where we come from, who we are and where we are headed. Self-evaluation and constant adjustments have become a way of life for me." Polo prides herself on being a leader in the industry, and loves sharing her expertise with thousands of loyal followers on her social media platforms.
So, what keeps a busy, successful woman like Tati Polo motivated? "My dreams and my goals are so real," "My family, my partner, my dog and people that I have yet to meet on my path are what keep me focused and centered. My motivation is felt; it is an internal search and constant energy that tells me there are big dreams and successful moments waiting for me. Many call it the sixth sense, I call it our inner voice."