Genaro Villa immigrated to the United States from Mexico 19 years ago. Starting as a dishwasher, he worked his way up through the restaurant industry. Realizing he possessed a true love and skill of the kitchen, he put himself through the culinary program at St. Augustine College. Villa has been a major contributor and operator in the three Chicago-based Flaco's Tacos restaurants. He currently runs Hackney's restaurant in Chicago and has earned the 74 year-old family restaurant chain numerous awards for the Hackney burger. Villa was involved with the creation of the Inside-Out Burger which was featured on the Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.