HEBRON – It all begun by helping grandma in the kitchen.
“When I would assistance her roll breakfast burritos to take out to promote in our compact city,” Chris Gutierrez mentioned. “It was so heartwarming to see the consumers light up with pleasure and yell out, ‘Ofe’s burritos are below!'”
“Soon after I was given the prospect to get the job done in a cafe that dream and enthusiasm began to develop,” he mentioned. “I was 15 when I commenced doing the job at a household friend’s Mexican restaurant in Sterling, Colorado. My 1st position was ready tables, so I learned the hospitality component of the business.”
When he moved to the kitchen, his enthusiasm for cooking definitely started to get form.
“Momma Linda gave me so considerably inventive independence and at these types of an early age,” Gutierrez mentioned. “She allowed me to style and make a new menu and goods, beautify and layout the cafe place and also left me in demand to run the business just after I turned 18. She invested in me and gave me the ability to just take the passion that begun in my grandmother’s kitchen and helped continue that really like and passion for cooking.”
His wife, Heather Gutierrez, experienced a simpler purpose for her fascination in the restaurant small business.
“My husband’s passion prompted my fascination,” she explained. “Operating together with my husband is some thing I enjoy. My initial time was in the early 2000s when I 1st labored in the food field with my partner. I by no means imagined I would conclusion up in this discipline.”
Today, the pair personal and work Caliente Mexican Grill in Hebron.
The title, by the way, also came from grandma.
“My grandma generally manufactured new every thing, and the temperature was often hot,” Chris Gutierrez recalled. “That word “caliente” was explained many moments in the kitchen area or at the meal desk. That term just brings me again residence to that spot exactly where I felt adore, hospitality and some excellent food stuff.”
Chris and Heather Gutierrez both of those grew up in Sterling, Colorado, and attended Sterling Higher College and Miller Christian Academy. They both labored in banking and finance and pastored for a long time in Colorado. They came to Ohio about 10 years ago and commenced Caliente Mexican Grill on May perhaps 1, 2021.
“It essentially did not start out out as Caliente,” Chris stated. “We procured Parr’s Pizza. We usually had this thought of pizza and Mexican. Just after buying Parr’s and gradually introducing the Mexican cuisine, the pizza oven went out, so we resolved to scrap the pizza and focus on what I enjoyed most, Mexican food!”
“We do it for lots of good reasons,” he additional. “1st, we enjoy it! Foods is anything that delivers us all collectively.Meals is the passion at the rear of what we do. In addition, we’re carrying on a legacy of recipes that have been passed down from my grandmother.”
The couple has lately bought a food truck, so they can cater and surface at regional community events, they claimed.
“We want to encourage some others to aspiration and phase out to their goal and calling,” Heather Gutierrez additional. “It genuinely can make us delighted to serve some others and be part of their lives.”
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Caliente Mexican Grill is found at 118 E. Key St. in Hebron. For more details, call 740-822-0008 or go to calientemexhebron.com.