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An honors graduate of the California Culinary Academy, Chef Perez has dubbed his unique culinary twist: Sensually Adventurous. He is renowned locally for his wine-paired dinners. Because of his notoriety, the chef has been invited nine times, by the Professional Wine Society of Santa Clara Valley, to compete in the highly exclusive Purple Foot competition. He is also a winner of the coveted Purple Foot itself. Most proudly, Chef Perez has been invited three times to cook at the world famous James Beard Foundation house. The James Beard Foundation is one of the most recognized culinary foundations in the world.
In addition to all his awards and attention, Chef Perez has used his culinary knowledge to teach around the world. Locally, he has taught classes at Sur La Table, Purcell Murray and Draeggers. In 2004, Chef Perez gave a presentation at The Special Event in Las Vegas, Nevada called "Trends In International Catering". The Special Event is America's premier event industry trade show and educational conference. Chef Perez has also taught cooking in Mykonos, Greece and Hong Kong. He was also invited by The US Meat Federation to tour and teach across all of China.