Dueweke-Pérez's food industry experience began when he was 11-years-old, helping his father sell cheesecakes to support their family.
Eleven-year-old Dueweke-Pérez sold the cheesecakes door-to-door and hated it. He became known around the community as El Chisquero (roughly translated to “Cheesecake Boy”).
Southwest Detroit Restaurant Week returns from September 16-25. Click here to learn more about Juan Carlos and the experiences that shaped his passion for food, diversity and culture.