MEET THE FOUNDER
At the age of 16, Antwoin “Chef Fresh” Gutierrez exhibited the first signs of an emerging, but misguided, entrepreneurial spirit when he began to sell illegal narcotics in his hometown, Peekskill NY. After a stint in prison, a more mature Antwoin recognized that the business skills he developed on the streets could be applied to more legitimate ventures and he has transformed his life since his release in 2011.
He discovered his natural talent for baking as a trainee in The Doe Fund at the age of 25. After two years of exploring New York City’s demanding pastry/culinary industry, he was hired as a full-time employee by The Doe Fund and became the organization’s youngest Culinary Instructor by age 27.
Since finding his passion, Chef Fresh has groomed his talents in establishments such as, The Gramercy Park Hotel, Upland, Bouchon Bakery, Pain D’Avignon and Zaro’s Bake Shop. In 2017 he launched his own “Online Bakery” called Fresh Taste Bakery and since then, he has made a name for himself in NYC being featured by outlets like, The NY Post, GMA, and Black Enterprise for his Carrot Cake Cookies and Alcohol Infused Desserts. #KeepinItFresh,(as he likes to say) with the likes of DJ Khaled, Larenez Tate, Fivio Foreign, The Real Housewives of NJ, as well as companies like, Viacom, Spotify, Time, Complex, Black Enterprise and more!