Lupe Navejas began his career in the hospitality industry working as a dishwasher at Maggianos over 20 years ago. His hard work paid off and was quickly moved on to the line, where he has worked every BOH position.
In 2015, Lupe came to Kuma's Corner and opened the highly successful Schaumburg location. In May of 2017, Lupe then opened the newest Kuma's Corner in the West Loop. He now oversees both properties and will continue to open and oversee future Kuma's Corner locations. His passion, creativity and drive for excellence and consistency continue to propel him ahead of the rest.Lupe has lived in the Chicago area for 22 years years and this is exactly where he wants to be. He lives with his wife and three children and when he’s not at Kuma's Corner, you’ll likely find him spending time with his family cooking at home.