Great food tantalizes the senses. The look, the flavor, the aroma all need to work in unison. Not every chef can make that happen. Chef Jimenez is in that rare group of chefs who know how to create this type of fusion on a plate.He does it by using seasonal ingredients that are responsibly sourced from farms that focus on minimizing environmental impact.

Since 2005, he’s called the Monterey Peninsula home. His creative approach to cooking has opened many doors to local kitchens. Now, at his home base of Aqua Terra Culinary, he focuses on elevating the food experience, catering to a wide-range of tastes.

He knows his way around an abalone steak. We’re hoping he pairs it with our favorite vegetable, the artichoke. Buy your tickets online now.