Juan Ramirez (Divisional Sous Chef)
Born in Arandas, Jalisco (Mexico), Juan came from quite modest means. That being said, he learned from his Mom’s entrepreneurial spirit, who ran a small business in the center of town. She taught him the importance of a strong work ethic and sheer perseverance to make ends meet every day.
Moving to U.S. when he was 15, his first job was at Chili’s. He was hungry to work and would do any job asked of him. Juan had never worked in a kitchen, but that sheer perseverance his Mom taught him came in handy. Within a short time, he had worked all back-of-house positions and found that he enjoyed keeping every day different for himself. He continues to work and mentor all positions to ensure that cooks are learning from his experience. He enjoys teaching others and helping them understand how to maintaining the quality of work expected of them for the food they prepare for our guests.
His Lettuce Entertain You career started at RPM Italian as a line cook, which then progressed to a lead line cook position. He also worked at Paris Club and in 2015 moved divisions to work at Oyster Bah.
Working second jobs on many occasions Juan is also quite familiar around a body shop. His ever-growing passion for cars is one of the ways he spends his free time, with a current favorite being a ’57 Sacra Vochos.
Time with his kids is most important. It doesn’t matter what they do as long as they can be together.