Jacob Bustos is a chef, cooking coach, and food enthusiast who has been in the food business for twenty-four years. Jacob, who has always been passionate about eating healthy, beat his battle with morbid obesity and has set out to make a positive impact on people. He will tell you that as long as you know him, he will never let you go hungry. This is true to his mission that food is love, family, and fellowship. He will also be the first to tell you how important healthy meals/food choices are.
Jacob began his career in the fast food business and earned various awards for great customer service. He left the fast food business in 2002 and currently works in upper management for a number of fast-causal Panera Bread restaurants in the Southern California area.
Jacob underwent a life-saving bariatric procedure in 2012 that began his 160-pound weight loss journey. He also underwent a traumatic skin removal surgery in 2015 that nearly ended his life. During this traumatic event, he had a very private and personal experience with his Maker that affirmed his mission on earth to feed people with much healthier options.
Jacob has been in demand for speaking engagements and has produced videos to teach and coach about bariatric surgery and portion control and weight loss habits. His ability to take a regular food dish and create a healthier version have been in high demand. For more information on Jacob and his company, Portion Your Plate LLC, please visit www.JacobBustos.com or www.PortionYourPlate.com.
Jacob resides in Valencia, California, just north of Los Angeles.