Chef Roman Jimenez
Chef de Cuisine
Chef Roman Jimenez was born and raised in Anaheim, where he resides today. Roman’s earliest memories are those of his extended family and the love of cooking they shared. He learned about flavor and finesse from his half French grandmother from Zacatecas.
After working in restaurants when in high school, it was a given that he would attend culinary school. After graduating from the Cordon Bleu in Pasadena, Jimenez moved to Chicago where he spent his formative culinary years with chef Art Smith opening Table Fifty-Two. He also spent a year in the Windy City staging for celebrated chefs Charlie Trotter and Rick Bayless.
Locally, Jimenez has worked at Morton’s The Steakhouse and The Catch. During his three years as executive chef at Macallans Public House, Jimenez invigorated classic pub fare with creativity and freshness that garnered critical acclaim for the small pub in Brea Downtown. His vision for TAPS Brewery’s food truck is to make street food more refined while keeping it fun and accessible.
Jimenez and his teenage son Roman Jr. live in Anaheim in a family compound, where you’ll find them cooking feasts every week. The father-son duo have a massive sneaker collection that include highly coveted Air Jordan 11 and Kanye West collectables.