Bake Squad is a brand new cooking competition wherein four professional bakers handpicked to create delightful desserts in the hopes of walking away with some extra exposure to Netflix in August 2021.
In each episode, the contestants battle to impress the clients for a big day through their abilities to whip up a mouth-watering and extravagant delicacy.
Since the concept of this show in itself is intriguing, fans must be curious about the contestants and their talent. Therefore, this article will focus on Gonzo Jimenez; let’s learn everything about the confectionery master.
Who Is Gonzo Jiminez?
Gonzalo “Gonzo” Jimenez, born on 30th July 1985, is a member of the Bake Squad. Hailing from Argentina, he began to work at local restaurants at 17. He was brought up in a well-to-do family and was constantly surrounded by good food during long family meals.
As he was constantly being surrounded by good food, a spark of his passion for the culinary world in Gonzo was born. However, while he chose to pursue his career, he was estranged from his father.
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At 17, when he started working at local restaurants, he enrolled himself in a pastry and culinary school in Buenos Aires.
After completing his education, he traveled the nation and worked hard, amassing experience. Before Gonzo recollected to the United States of America in 2009, he had worked for 5-Star hotels to celebrity chefs.
Most importantly, Jimenez launched his line of luxury chocolates and was sold in numerous hotels in Manhattan with other high-end confections.
In 2013, Gonzo moved back to South America and became the Director of the Chocolate Academy before returning and settling down in Denver, Colorado.
Where Is He Now?
Gonzo Jimenez is now the proud co-owner of Miette et Chocolat, a French patisserie that serves everything from novel chocolate bars to bonbons. He is also a chef for República del Cacao, an authentic Latin American chocolate business.
In addition, he offers classes, presentations, and consultations related to all things chocolate. As we know, he got estranged from his father while chasing his dream but now, they have since reunited and share a powerful bond today.
Gonzo’s love for chocolate can be seen through his work, and he said,
“The world of chocolate and art go hand in hand, especially when you see that chocolate is a very noble organic matter and an excellent means to express our ideas and concepts.”
As a baker, a husband, and now a television personality with ‘Bake Squad,’ Gonzo is content with where he is.
Facts On Jimenez
- Gonzo Jimenez stands at the height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.77 meters).
- He does not seem to mind getting poked with needles as he has tattoos on both of his arms.
- Other than running the chocolate business, Jimenez is also an ultra runner.
- On his Instagram account @chef.gonzo, he has 16.5K followers with 447 snaps.
- He has made a net worth of $600K.
- Gonzo is a married man and is married to his wife named Wilma Marie. In February 2014, the couple tied their wedding knot.
- Gonzo and his wife share a shared interest in ultrarunning.