About The Owner
Jaime Benson (Center Hub - the Bar at Trade) is a Southern California native who steadily fell in love with the restaurant industry after starting to work at a local Mimi's Cafe over 20 years ago. In his eight years with Mimi's, he climbed the ladder to become a corporate trainer and manager, helping to open up new locations in other states. Jaime then transitioned into the world of fine dining by working for many well-known OC establishments including The Bungalow in Newport Beach and the St. Regis in Dana Point. Jaime's most recent and greatest accomplishment was creating and opening Urban Grill and Wine Bar, a successful bistro and wine bar in Foothill Ranch, and it was through Urban that he got his first taste of restaurant ownership.
Jaime is excited to be a part of Trade and to be working with Chef Andrew Gruel and Brent Miller (Two Birds and Butterleaf). Jaime is looking forward to debuting Center Hub to the many foodies of Orange County.