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Adrian Cruz

San Jose California , United States

excutive chef at Cocina Central


Chef Adrian Cruz was one of Chef’s Roll’s original members and has seriously reaped the benefits of the networking opportunities the Chef’s Roll platform provides. At the time, Adrian was an executive chef at a retirement home in a border town in Texas. Through his Chef’s Roll profile he was able to show the world his skill at artful plating and creative use of ingredients. Adrian’s profile attracted sponsors and event coordinators alike that gave his talent and passion the exposure it needed to take his career to the next level. Adrian now reps Ergo Chef, Chef’s Life Apparel, and Knife & Flag. “With Chef’s Roll I got to be part of events like the Latin Food Fest and Chef Showdown in San Diego, far from my little town in Texas.” The icing on the cake really came when Adrian’s talent was noticed by Isabel Cruz (no relation), chef and owner of the Isabel Cruz Restaurants group. After discovering him through Chefsroll.com she recruited him to helm her new restaurant in Mountain View, CA. Adrian Cruz is a self-taught chef who, like many chefs, was inspired and intrigued by working with food from being in the kitchen with parents and grandparents. His penchant for gastronomy manifested at the tender age of 12 when he was able to work and train at various restaurants across the Rio Grande Valley. Adrian incorporates numerous worldly traditions in his work, adding seasoning and techniques drawn from Asia, Mexico, Europe, and the Mediterranean.


San Jose California , United States