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Meet Javi – Vituperio’s Head Baker

Hi I’m Javi!

A Chilean living in Montgomery County a suburb of Philadelphia, PA since 2017. I like to think I am a lot of things… a bread baker, entrepreneur, pianist, artist…so let me start by my early eduaction.

I studied business in Santiago, Chile and then did a Master in Finance, which allowed me to work for several years in the corporate world. The stability was nice, but none of the jobs I had, ever resonated with me and how I wanted to live my life… so when the opportunity to move to the USA was real, I decided it was the perfect moment to do a career change and start again!

Class of June 2018 International Culinary Center, NYC

That is when, in 2018 I enrolled in New York at the world’s reknown International Culinary Center for their International Bread Baking Program, under the instruction of Chef Johnson. I don’t have words to express how it was by far one of the best experiences of my life! Not only because of the knowledge that was given to us, but because the group that was taking the program with me gave me the confidence and strength to pursue Vituperio, my new passion.

If you follow my Instragram, you occasionally see me playing piano and teaching for Meridee Winters School of Music, and that is were my musician side comes out! Inspired by my mother and grandmother, I had the opportunity to study classical piano for 9 years at a professional institute in Santiago, Chile that had a program for children. It was a very traditional and strict method of learning, which required a lot of effort from me at an early age. However, today in hindsight I cannot thank enough what those years of perseverance and tenacity tought me. Being able to play piano – what a gift! plus life is so crazy, that something that I would have never thought was going to be useful for me (I remember telling my mom that, when I didn’t want to practice haha) today has showed me how wrong I was, not only because of what music develops in you, but also because I am able to connect and teach this life skill to my students with all my heart.

In my free time, I love travelling, watercolor painting, and taking photos…hope to meet you online or at my Studio soon!

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