Executive Chef, Verona’s Cucina Italiana in Modesto, CA
At the age of 18 Chef Jaime began his restaurant career by working as a busser at a local restaurant. Through hard work and perseverance he worked his way up and his culinary talents and impeccable palate were quickly realized, when he started working in the pantry preparing salads. With great guidance and training from top chefs between San Francisco and Sacramento he was soon able to run his own kitchen and eventually open his own restaurant and in July of 1999 he was able to make his lifelong dream a reality with his wife Edwarda by his side when they opened Verona’s Cucina Italiana in Modesto, California.
“To me there is no greater personal satisfaction than watching a patron enjoy something that I have created from scratch,” states Chef Jaime. All of Chef Jaime’s recipes are made with great care and attention to detail that stem from his personal passion for creating innovative and unique dishes.