As a young aspiring chef in Mexico, Iván works at a restaurant, hoping to land a spot in the kitchen while supporting the mother of his child. One night he meets Gerardo, a handsome teacher who, unlike Iván, is out as a gay man. Their chemistry is instant. The discovery of their romance, however, causes conflict, and Iván is told he can no longer see his son. In despair, he makes the arduous decision to cross the border to advance his culinary career, promising his son and newfound love he will return.