Of course, we all need food to survive. But, for Chef Kyla at the University of Florida, food is life. Growing up meals were always the center of the day for her and her family and things like daily fresh bread were the norm. He father was an executive chef in Switzerland and ate a heavy, traditional, European diet. Her mom ate a “high maintenance” vegan diet in Key West. Going back and forth with the different lifestyles gave Kyla a good mix.