Chef Adrian Cruz is an aspiring self-taught chef. Adrian Cruz was born May 17, 1975. At a young age, he moved from Washington State to Texas with his family. His mother’s home-cooked meals inspired him to enjoy working with food in the kitchen. Although he learned some techniques from his mother, Adrian’s penchant for gastronomy manifested itself by the time he was 12 years old. He was able to work and train at various restaurants in the Rio Grande Valley. He’s also had the pleasure of working side by side with his brothers. The Cruz Brothers are known locally for their natural talent and eagerness to create innovative signature dishes – their passion for food is generational and everlasting. Chef Adrian incorporates influenced culinary traditions from around the world into his own work, adding seasonings and techniques drawn from Asia, Mexico, Europe, and the Mediterranean. He infuses precise technique with creative flair and adventuresome spirit to create a cuisine (comfort food or fine dining) of great finesse and balanced flavors. His reputation has given him the opportunity to host various cooking shows for local television, as well as participate in community fundraisers and culinary contests.