Juan Gutierrez has a passion for creating world-class desserts which have brought him from Colombia to the City of Chicago in the United States. He has worked at various resorts, hotels, and has got professional training to make his dreams come true. He is one of the contestants of Netflix’s “School of Chocolate” so naturally his life deserves some attention.
Delve into this Juan Gutierrez Bio to learn more about him, his age, his partner, and the rumor that he is gay.
Juan Gutierrez On School Of Chocolate
For the fans of bakes and cakes, Netflix has brought a brand new show titled “School of Chocolate” which arrived to activate the sweet buds and thrill that 8 contestants will bring on the show. Here the viewers met, Chocolate expert Amaury Guichon, who is here to assist and give tips to his students and by the end of the show, whoever wins him over will be crowned the winner.
One of the contestants was Colombia native Juan Gutierrez, a chocolate fanatic who creates visually stunning desserts that primarily focus on colors. He revealed that all his inspiration, he draws from nature. He will be competing against her fellow contestants Tyricia Clark, Amanda Miller, Cedrick Simpson, Daniel Joseph Corpuz, Mellisa Root, Stephanie Norcio, and Thiago Silva.
Juan Gutierrez Age
Juan Gutierrez celebrates his birthday on 14 May. He should be 29 years old while celebrating his birthday in 2021.
Does Juan Gutierrez Have A Partner?
Juan Gutierrez seems he has been in a few relationships as of 2021. But, his current relationship remains under wrap.
Most of the time, Juan only showcases his artwork on his socials. So, he is keeping his relationship away from the public eyes, even if he is dating. However, there are rumors related to his sexuality, as viewers who watched him on the show, claimed him to be gay.
Juan’s old posts on his IG suggested that he had girlfriends in the past and may have been involved in heterosexual relationships. But, since he never addressed his sexual orientation, and he may never will, but until Juan confirms it himself, we can’t confirm if he is gay or not.
However, there was one picture of him with a guy who could be his boyfriend, but from 2019. But, since the guy only appeared once on his Facebook the relationship couldn’t be confirmed.
Fun Fact: Juan is a tattoo enthusiast and has a few on both hands. He has tattooed Whisk, flowers and leaves, and chemical structures.
Juan Gutierrez Career
Back in his home country of Colombia, Juan Gutierrez enrolled at medical school to study medicine. But, he soon came to realize that it wasn’t his passion to study to become a doctor or pharmacist. So, he joined Culinary School and followed his passion for baking. He realize that he couldn’t master to craft living in Colombia, so moved to the United States in Chicago and joined The French Pastry School.
After earning his first associate degree, Juan Gutierrez joined Cheeca Lodge & Spa. He worked there till June 2012 as a Pastry Cook. Leaving the lodge and spa, he joined Keiks where he worked as a Pastry Chef and Cake Decorator until May 2013. From September 2013-July 2014, he brushed his talent as a Pastry Chef at Jordan’s Food of Distinction in Chicago, Illinois.
A month later, Juan joined Pump Room in August 2014. While working as a Pastry Cook some of his responsibilities in the kitchen included finishing work for pastries and confections, producing icings and fillings for cakes, decorating specialty cakes for birthdays and weddings, and managing the pastry line at lunch services.
From 2016-2017, Juan worked at Guiltbar as Pastry Lead Cook. He worked as Pastry Sous Chef for The Fifty/50. Moreover, he also worked for Longman & Eagle as an executive pastry chef from March 2018-March 2019.
Right after leaving Longman & Eagle, he landed the job of Executive Pastry Chef at Virgin Hotels where he worked until August 2020.
Starting from April 2021, Juan has been working as a Pastry Chef at Four Season Hotels and Resorts.
Is Juan Gutierrez On Instagram?
Yes, Juan is on Instagram (@pastrychefjuan) and he gathered 6396 followers on his Instagram.
Where Was Juan Gutierrez Born?
Juan Gutierrez hailed from Cartago, Valle del Cauca, Colombia. He was born to his father German Gutierrez Monsalve (@german.gutierrezmonsalve) and his late mother Lina Maria Pulgarin (@linamaria.pulgarin.10).
Juan revealed on his Instagram that he lost his beloved mother in October 2017. A month later, he wrote a lengthy post where he revealed that the day he lost his mother, he started seeing everything differently. The parental loss was hard on him because his mother was the greatest thing for him.
After the loss of his mother, Juan learned that envy and hatred only bring suffering and resentment, and there were better ways to live life. He wrote at the end of the post, “Mommy I love you with all my heart!”
Juan had an interview with Plate Magazine back in 2019, and at the time he was working for Chicago’s “Longman & Eagle.” He shared that one menu that he would like to add was Lemon Pie because it was his later mother’s favorite dish.
Juan has one brother named Sebastian Gutierrez Pulgarin (@sebasgp_). He had a job as a business manager.
How Tall Is Juan Gutierrez?
Juans stands tall to the height of 5 feet 9 inches.
Where Did Juan Gutierrez Get His Culinary Education And Training?
Before starting his professional career as a pastry chef, Juan joined Mariano Moreno Culinary Institute. From there, he earned an associate’s degree in Baking and Pastry Chef/Baker/Pastry Chef in 2011. He continued his education and training at Mariano Moreno until 2013 and secured his associate’s degree. In 2013, Juan joined The French Pastry School and earned another associate’s degree in Pastry Arts.
Moreover, he earned an associate’s degree as a cake decorator in 2014 from The French Pastry School 2014.