Jaime’s love for food started at a very young age. He landed his first kitchen job at 17 at Alfresco, a Peruvian seafood restaurant in Lima, where he began learning about ceviches and tiraditos. In 2008, Jaime trained with three star Michelin chef Joan Roca in Spain where he mastered modern techniques before attending Le Cordon Bleu in Lima and traveling to Europe for apprenticeships.
Soon thereafter, Jaime became world-renowned for his evolution in the kitchen with Peruvian food. His signature restaurant, Mayta, opened in Lima to rave reviews in 2010 and won Best Pisco Par in Peru and later opened a second location in Hong Kong and a third in Dubai. Jaime also opened Nuna in Punta del Este, Uruguay, Provisiones in Lima, Peru, and Calle de Medio in Cusco, Peru. His new concept, Tupac, is slated to open in Dubai in February of 2016.
Additionally, Jaime has worked on numerous projects as head culinary consultant around the world in New York, Oslo, Madrid and Milan, among others.
He has also been invited on numerous occasions as special guest speaker at the Mixtura event in Peru and other world-renowned events representing Peruvian cuisine.