Since working at the young age of 15, Paul Guerrero has used his position in the kitchen to promote and develop a new form of American cuisine rooted in tradition with a vision towards the future.
Paul draws his inspiration for food from his family. His culinary education began at home when he was tasked with the responsibilities of feeding and caring for his siblings. It was in the home environment that he learned both the significance of good food and food's ability to bring people together.
Paul has continued to develop his career through working with influential chefs such as Wolfgang Puck, Joe Decker (Chef/Partner Wildfire Restaurant), & Larry Donahue (Corporate Executive Chef Weber Restaurant). He most recently spent 8 years as Chef for Wildfire Restaurants, a Lettuce Entertain You Company.
In developing food's role in the community, Paul has participated in various charities at St. Jude's, The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center, Habitat for Humanity and with the American Diabetes Association. In his free time he has also given lectures at Kendall College and the University of Illinois. He recently presented at the 2010 & 2011 Chicago Gourmet along side FOOD NETWORKS Chef Ted Allen.
He is currently the Culinary Director of Cooking Skills Academy, Chicago's largest cooking school and restaurant marketing company. As well as the President of LP&G Enterprises which oversees all of his business functions which include: Restaurant Consulting, A Luxury Cookware & Clothing Line, and private equity shares in various restaurants.