Jesus Diaz

Jesus DiazJesus Diaz



Orange County, CA

Jesus Diaz was born in Caracas, Venezuela. In the year 2000 he emigrated to the United States, along with his older brother, with the hope of becoming a great baseball player. Although he studied journalism while playing college baseball, his only working experience was in the restaurant industry. First for the IHOP restaurant chain, where he started as a dishwasher, then a cook, and finally became a manager. After a few years he got a job with Gordon Food Service, a foodservice distributor, as a specialist and consultant. In 2012, Jesús opened his own restaurant, Ikura Sushi Lounge, in Coral Gables… his first business.

His life changed when in 2017 he was invited to 'Despierta América', the morning show of Univision network, to cook and talk about his restaurant.

It was only after a couple visits, when he was chosen as the permanent chef of the morning show.