Posted on November 25, 2018
A Touch of Sweetness With a Little Bit of Sin
Jae Camino, who grew up in The Bronx, never imagined as a child that he would become a chef later on in life. A tennis prodigy at an early age, Jae spent most of his childhood playing tennis on the courts of NYC, eventually leading to a #1 ranking in the state at 12 years old.
Aside from swinging a racket, Jae also loved spending time in his mother’s kitchen helping her make dishes and cakes for events that she was catering. He learned much about food from her and always tells people, “I graduated from the culinary school of my mama’s kitchen.” Jae’s mom taught him how to make classic Filipino cuisine and desserts at a very young age.
After attending college with a degree in business, Jae decided to pursue a career in marketing and events where he learned a lot about the ins and outs of the industry. Jae would later use these skills to help.create his own businesses. However, In October of 2010, tragedy struck as Jae was on his way home from work. He was crossing the street when a cab hit him. The hit-and-run situation put Jae in a hospital with broken bones, nerve damage and other ailments that would take him over a year to fully recover from.
During this time of recovery, Jae decided he did not want to continue working in the corporate world, and decided to focus instead on his true passion – FOOD. Specifically, Jae’s passion was in creating custom cakes and desserts. It was always his creative outlet while working in the business world, creating custom made cakes for friends and family on weekends during his time off. Coming to the conclusion that he wanted to start his own dessert company, Jae designed a logo and created a website for “Jae’s Sinful Delights.”