The husband and father of two, who spent his career so far working in the concrete business, made it into the Top 50 on the cooking show and said he was trying hard to get â€œthe white apron.â€
By now, those who have been watching the show on CTV know that Jorge did, in fact, earn his white apron after serving up a west coast-style sablefish dish, and is competing in the Top 16.
â€œHaving all that positive feedback about being the best dish of the night, including having (my family) be part of the show was just truly overwhelming, and I think it kind of reflected on my face,â€ Jorge said in a follow-up interview this week.
His spot on the season premiere featured Jorge tearing up as his wife and two sons stood alongside him while the showâ€™s judges revealed he would be moving on to the second round.
Now that Jorge will be competing against 15 other home-cooks across the country, he said heâ€™s more excited than before to see the show get kicked up a notch.
â€œFor me, the upcoming episode is going to be exciting because now the show really begins,â€ he told the Now over the phone.
â€œNow truly the show begins, and we get to compete against each other and see whoâ€™s going to come out on top.â€
So what preparation did he do to make sure heâ€™d make the cut?
â€œI knew for some time prior to being on the show that I was going to be on the show, so the practice, any type of practice I could get at home, was plating,â€ he said.
â€œBecause Iâ€™m not a professional chef by any stretch of the imagination, (I know that) food can taste the best in the world but if it doesnâ€™t look good, youâ€™re not going to get a response. So everything I worked on at home, even my kidsâ€™ cereal and mac and cheese was plated. I plated everything.â€
So what can we expect from Jorge in the coming episodes?
Naturally, just like last time, he plays it coy.
â€œNow the competition really gets intense,â€ he said.
To watch for Davidâ€™s progress, watch CTV on Sundays at 7 p.m.