While many chefs can boast fancy culinary schools on their resume, chef Juarez leaned to cook the way top chefs used to— he started at the bottom and worked his way up, learning every step of the way. He was born in Guatemala and moved to LA with his family looking for the American Dream. Once in Los Angeles, he realized that food might the best path for him, so he got a job washing dishes at the Shangri-La in Santa Monica. From there, it wasn’t long until he worked all the stations in the kitchen. After a few years, he moved on to other note-worthy restaurants such as Barbrix and Caulfield’s, the later which he says was where he turned his love of cooking into more than just a job.
Now Chef Juarez is cooking for Munchery and we couldn’t be happier. When asked what he hopes to contribute to Munchery’s menu, Chef Juarez said: “I love the food scene in LA because it doesn’t have limits. From street food to fancy restaurants, the diversity of food is everywhere. And cooking for Munchery means we can bring all of that influence to the same menu.”
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