Q. Culinary school trained or self-taught?
Q. What is your favorite food from your childhood?
A. Salvadorian food, especially Pupusas
Q. If you died tomorrow, what dish would you be remembered for?
A. Diablo Shrimp
Q. What dish would you recommend to someone that has never eaten at King’s Fish House?
A. Sautéed N’awlins BBQ Shrimp
Q. Fun fact about yourself?
A. I love driving through mountain curves.
Q. Something in your fridge or freezer that would surprise people?
A. I have a pot of marinated rabbit in my fridge.
Q. Ultimate fantasy meal – what, where and with who (living or dead)?
A. Apricot Danish Croissant in France with my wife.
Q. What are your guilty pleasures?
A. Eating too many pupusas without sharing.
Q. Five things you can’t live without in the kitchen?
A. Salt & Pepper, Olive Oil, measuring spoons and wine.
Q. What’s on your Bucket List?
A. Skydiving, travel to Italy and France, become a Regional Manager.
Chef Gio lives in Palmdale with wife Veronica 14-year-old daughter Ayleen, two-year-old son Dylan, and dog Hunter.