About the Chef

Chef Jorge Dominguez came from humble beginnings. He was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and immigrated to the United States at the age of ten. Being raised by both hard-working immigrant parents, Jorge spent most of his childhood studying hard and helping around the house trying to feed his younger sibling. Since he was always cooking, he began to learn the basics of food and how to make meals. He started his first job at the age of 16 as a dishwasher in order to help his family. He was always working hard and going above and beyond to help wherever needed. Jorge already had a rough idea of how to cook since he was always cooking for his family, but soon realized that he had a talent for it. The restaurant industry is a very competitive and busy line of work. Line cooks were always backed up with orders and Jorge would help them out daily. In doing so, he quickly learned the entire menu and eventually was promoted to a line cook himself and that's when his career started.

Jorge has been working in the hotel restaurant industry for over 30 years, and throughout this entire time he has developed a culinary mind to see food differently; not just by how good it tastes on one’s palate, but through one’s vision and smell. His current position is as an Executive Chef at a Bakersfield Marriott hotel. Chef Dominguez is always dedicated to nourishing different types of food and staying as authentic as he can. He combines his Mexican American heritage to execute some of his best recipes.

Jorge has attended several culinary trainings and events where he mastered the art of carving fruits and vegetables into life-like creations. He entertains his crowds at events by displaying fruit and vegetable carvings of flowers, the sun and moon, and many others on display stations, His first big hit was at the Grand Opening of the Palmdale Regional Medical Center in 2010 at his hometown where he executed not one, but three different mixers including a VIP event.

The skills he gained working for different hotels allowed him to focus on the bigger picture. Working for the Marriott hotel at the Convention Center allows him to showcase and utilize some of his own recipe’s which combine his Latino culture with new trending food recipes from around the world.

In his personal time, Jorge is a family man who enjoys going on dinners with his wife and teaching his kids the value of life and how working hard always pays off. He uses his decades of experience to teach them the basics of food prepping, baking and cooking so they themselves can have such a valuable life skill for when they all grow up to be adults.