Lloyd  Bautista

Lloyd Bautista

Junior Sous Chef

Flagship Inc.

As long as you are patient and have a willingness to grow and improve, you can go far.


My road in life took a while to figure out.
Starting community college, I tried to be a nurse, pharmacy technician, an English teacher, and a baker. My experience making cakes with a friend lead me to pursue culinary school in 2011.
Started Culinary school in 2012
Lloyd Eats World started in 2018.
Jr Sous Chef in 2021
Keep following my journey


High School
Mills High School, Millbrae
La Cordon Bleu, San Francisco CA


Junior Sous Chef

I manage teams of line cooks, prep cooks, and oversee kitchen operations.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Being Creative

Day to Day

On a typical day of work, I start the day by making sure that all kitchen operations are in working order. This includes equipment check and maintenance, and quality control of deliveries and products. When customers arrive, I oversee the line and prep cooks, food quality, and that food is served on time. Once service is done, I check that all equipment is turned off and cleaned. When I get home, I go through paperwork such as emails and upcoming emails.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Starting early helps. Gain experience through working in kitchens. Have patience in advancing through kitchen positions. Choose to make food you are interested in making. Look up favorite restaurants and try to apply. Look for level-entry jobs and gain experience. Know your values. You can grow regardless of bad experience as long as you are willing to learn. There is always another company and kitchen to work for in this industry.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:



The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"When I was working at Nordstrom Bistro, it was discouraging at first to be talked down by co-workers about your lack of skills starting out."

Challenges I Overcame

Work-Life Balance


Can you tell me about "Lloyd Eats World"?

Asked by Anonymous Student

It is a popup kitchen business that started in 2017 when he shared pictures of foods he made.

How did covid affect "Lloyd Eats World?"

Asked by Anonymous Student

It gave him and his team time to evaluate their best products. They landed on burgers and sandwiches.

Interviewed By

Anonymous Student

Student at Roadtrip Nation