Born and raised in Jersey, Rufus never forgot the roots of his great grandparents from the South. “Cooking has allowed me to keep my grandmother’s recipes and flavors alive and it all reminds me of simpler and tasty times,” says Chef Rufus.
Rufus Bloomfield served valiantly in the US Marine Corps. He has fond memories of his time in the Corp, and never forgets what being a Marine has meant to him and taught him. Once he left the Corp, Rufus worked in a variety of roles and spent several years in the rising tech industry. But he was never fulfilled and felt lost in his ways.
Then, on the advice of his wife of over 20 years, Rufus enrolled in Culinary Management program at The Art Institute of California, Orange County. It was here that Rufus found his passion and filled the void after all these years. It was thru his food and his ability to combine flavors and food stylings that allowed him to fulfill lifelong goals and dreams.
Now, Rufus is the Personal Chef for one of the Real Housewives of Orange County and the Corporate Chef for Nobleman Magazine. He is also one of the founding partners of OC Chef Concierge, a catering company that provides jobs and real-life experience thru catering and event management for other students at AiOC.
The future is bright for Chef Rufus, as his clients know him, and thru his experiences and his current role as chef, Rufus is creating Warrior Grill; a concept to help other veterans looking for themselves. Warrior Grill will combine culinary training and entrepreneurship and provide veteran’s an opportunity to build a life and achieve their own dreams and goals, as Chef Rufus has.