Chef Jodrick I. Ujaque, is an 10 year SoBeWFF veteran, born October 30th in Mayaguez Puerto Rico, is born to a family that is not strangers to food. They run the family business “Carniceria Ujaque” a butcher shop located in “La Plaza del Mercado” in their hometown established in 1946. Jodrick was also born in to industry by spending a few years of his youth in a hotel southwest of the island. It wasn’t until a he came across a restaurant in Orlando Fl, that changed the way he saw food for ever.
Chef Jodrick joined Cafe Tu Tu Tango in the year 2001 & inspired him to pursuit a career in the culinary arts field. This was a place with, art, food, creativity, where individuality was embraced. With his degree in hand he returned to the same place that brought his passion for food. As a cook he had the chance to assist the Chefs with the “additions” which were the Chef displayed their talents. He presented to the Orlando crowd Asian Lime Ribs which were a total hit. From the time spent in Orlando he worked his way up from a cook to a supervisor, to a Sous Chef in a place with small room with growth.
This brought him to Miami Fl, where Chef Jodrick worked as a Sous Chef for Cafe Tu Tu Tangos on Coconut Grove where he had full access for creativity for the very diverse Miami crowd. Stepping out of his comfort zone, he worked for Dolores but you can call me Lolita where he worked as a food consultant & as the Executive Chef for their original menu. After Dolores he decided to go back to his roots as a “hardcore cook” where he worked for a well recognized restaurant in Coral Gables, Ortanique at the Mile (Chef Cindy Hutson) River Oyster Bar (Chef David Baraka) in Brickell.
On September 2011 Chef Jodrick took a chance and opened Chefs on the Run Assorted Cuisine in Homestead Florida, named after the “Go, Go” attitude of the service industry, Chefs on the Run is the 1st ever Caribbean-American GastroPub serving Chef Jodrick’s award winning signature modern burgers, authentic Puerto Rican cuisine along with his creative & bold fare.
On January 24th, 2013 “Bites with Belkys” Chef Jodrick introduces the Kan Kan Pork Chop, as the 1st restaurant in the US to offer this Puerto Rican specialty & rarity.
Chef Jodrick was featured on the Spanish show “Delicioso” with Ingrid Hoffman.
He was the 1st local Chef to be invited to cook at the prestigious Paradise Farm’s “Dinner in Paradise” on it’s 30 year history
2013-2015 Voted “Best burger in Town” at the Burger Battle on Krome 2016 Named Best Restaurant by Burger Beast’s Burgie Awards.
2017 People’s Choice winner at Burger Beast’s Hamburger House Party Named top 5 Burger at Burger Bash at SoBe WFF 2018
Chef Jodrick’s Chefs on the Run Assorted Cuisine was voted as the “Best Bites at the Beach” winner at the Food Network & Cooking Channel SoBe WFF 2014 & 2015, he was named as Culinary Captain at the 2018 Food Networks & Cooking Chanel SoBe WFF , Chef Jodrick was select to be a part of the 1st ever Taste of Puerto Rico hosted by Chef Jose Andres at SoBe WFF 2019
On March 2019 Chef Jodrick’s Chefs on the Run (COR) was the first restaurant from Homestead to ever be featured on “A la Carta” with Mariana Rodriguez on Telemundo 51.
Named by Eater Miami 2018 as top 11 spots to eat in Homestead and Best Hidden Gems in Miami 2019.