Saul Lorenzo Jimenez
Generously Supported By: OpenTable
Age, at time of Internship: 16
CT Intern: Fall 2022 – Spring 2023
Restaurant Host: Millennium, Chef Eric
Referred By: MetWest DH – OUSD
Saul grew up in a low income, single parent home in Oakland with his mom, who has always done most of the cooking – he would love to return the favor by taking on more of the cooking. He proudly says that his mom inspired him to strive toward a career in cooking. He took a class at Laney College, where he was guided by a mentor and learned the basics. Along with starting to make food at home, Saul also has experience decorating cakes at a bakery.
His teacher introduced him to Sprouts Chef Training and encouraged him to apply. He had a wonderful experience at Millennium and found everyone kind and outgoing, especially his mentor Chef Eric.
Saul obviously loves a challenge as he has run a half marathon, and enjoys biking and being a part of his school’s biking club. We are fully behind Saul’s career goal of being a traveling chef – tell us where you’ll be, and we will show up, napkins in laps!!