CHEF JUAN HERNANDEZ
Source: Mundo Hispanico
Juan started working in the restaurant business at the age of thirteen in Chicago. In 1996, Hernández moved to Georgia and began working in an Italian restaurant, where he learned to cook, and went on to work as a waiter in a Mexican restaurant.
More than a decade later, in 2008, Hernández teamed up with his sister to open a restaurant in Acworth and in 2010, a second location opened in Dallas, with strong sales.
Today, Hernández is a partner of both La Bamba Mexican Bar and Grill, with six locations in Georgia, as well as Cielo Blue Mexican Grill and Cantina, which currently has four locations.
“We’ve created more than 400 jobs for Hispanics and Americans, and they are the strongest motivation I have to wake up each day,”
“That’s the great thing about your dream coming true, seeing others’ dreams come true as well.”