In over 20 years of his restaurant career, Jesse worked as a Culinary Manager, Service Manager and General Manager of HomeTown Buffet, Grinders restaurant, and Olive Garden restaurant, one of largest family Italian restaurant chain.
Jesse also helped his wife to open their first Indian restaurant in San Marcos, San Diego and branched out the Indian restaurant and open more restaurants in Carlsbad, San Marcos, and Temecula. This way he fulfilled his father’s dream. Jesse is passionate about his service and cooking skills. He is a professional Northern Indian restaurant Master Chef and still creates flavorful recipes for his restaurants and catering patrons. He also got invited by television morning show Channel 8 of San Diego to perform his cooking skills, where he displays the cooking tips for one his signature Dish recipe.
Due to his love of restaurant & hospitality business industry; and experienced culinary manager of one of the largest chain of Italian restaurants, Jesse has decided to join a group of entrepreneurs to open Italian restaurants. As a General Manager and Executive Chef, Jesse is opening his own First Italian restaurant, La Cucina in Fallbrook, CA.
Rupal Patel have been working with medical devices focusing on Quality Assurance and Software Verification and Validation for clinical analyzers used in molecular diagnosis of viral and bacterial infections; point of care Rapid Diagnostic tests. In addition to her technical skills, she have demonstrated the ability to build and lead a high performance work team in a dynamic environment.
Rupal Patel has the passion to cook. She loves the exotic spice aroma, which give great flavors to food. Her mom is also a great cook and shared some recipes with her. Therefore, she thought what could be more interesting than to open a restaurant to share her recipes with everyone.