Jaime Gutierrez Executive Chef of III Forks
-Born in Montreal, Canada, to a Cuban father and an American mother, Executive Chef Jaime Gutierrez moved to Victoria, TX as a child, where his doctor-father was interning. He spent time growing up in Coastal waters (Texas Gulf and Dominican Republic) spear fishing. This exposure to seafood, and watching his grandmother cook was the foundation of his culinary interest.
Jaime attended Texas Tech University, where he completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising and Marketing in 1986. He worked as a butcher in a family owned smokehouse for the first two years of his college life. After graduation and several years in the advertising world, Jaime moved to New York City, to work with an uncle in the wholesale produce industry. In 1994, he followed his true passion and enrolled in the California Culinary Academy; and 18 months later---graduated second in his class.