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Chef Jaren Bates is a full Blooded Native American from the Navajo Tribe. He is currently 33 years old and hails from the Navajo Reservation in Northern New Mexico. Chef Jaren has been cooking his whole life, starting with baking cakes alongside his mother and grilling steaks next to his father as a kid. After opening restaurants across the country and being able to travel to some amazing cities and towns and working alongside some of the best chefs in the world, he has now come full circle. Back to where it all began on the family farm in New Mexico, to the hot desert and beautiful mountains of Arizona of The Table to showcase food in a way that is very creative but also honors our ancestors as well as the land we live and walk on today.