This native of Granada debuted in the Athletico of Madrid (football club) at the age of 15 and, since then, he has played as striker in different clubs of First and Second Division. His last signing was in the América of Cali (Colombia). He always thought that, after finishing his sport career, he would continue with the family business about Finances and Insurances, but the kitchen intervened in his way.
In 2016 he tried entering in MasterChef but his request came out of time, so he dedicated one year to gastronomy with body and soul, with the same discipline and autoexigency that he was using in sport, for reappearing in the fifth edition. In the last test of MasterChef’s 5 selection he faced against Miri. Jorge asked for entering both and made reconsider the jury´s decision. For the first time, 16 aspirants were happening instead of 15. Along the culinary talent show, he highlighted because os his plating and his minimalism, as well as for his competitive character that, surely, come from sport.
Thanks to his talent and evolution he became the fifth winner of MasterChef. In addition to the 100,000 euros of the prize, he published his own recipe book and received a Master’s degree in Cooking, Technique and Product at the prestigious Basque Culinary Center, which is currently being studied.
In September, Youtube opened its own travel channel with Miri, the finalist of MasterChef 5, which with its first video in a few hours reached almost a million reproductions, becoming a complete success.