Originally from Cartago, Colombia, Chef Juan's passion was born in his mother's kitchen, with which he prepared lunch every Sunday.
Chef Juan has led the bakeries of Longman and Eagle, Virgin Hotels Chicago, and the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago. In 2022 he participates and wins the talent "School Of Chocolate", produced and broadcast by Netflix.

He is currently the pastry chef at the St. Regis Chicago, where he oversees the creation and execution of all of the property's desserts, pastries and sweets. “The electricity and happiness that food brings to people is what drives me. Watching a guest give a bite, close your eyes and smile is the most beautiful feeling”.
With a global and extravagant style, Gutierrez enjoys developing attention-grabbing desserts that engage all the senses.

When not in Chicago, Chef Juan travels the world teaching his techniques, with a particular focus on gluten-free and vegan desserts