Sunday, May 16, 2010

Juan Carlos Cruz arrested On May 14th, 2010 he was arrested in Santa Monica, CA for attempting to solicit a murder from homeless people for hire. A Television host of Food Network program ” Calorie Commando” Juan -Carlos Cruz was arrested last Thursday May 13,2010.

Cruz graduated in 1993 from the California Culinary Academy. In 1994 he started working at the Stanford Park Hotel, as a pastry chef. In 1996 he started as pastry sous-chef at the Hotel Bel Air.

According to Santa Monica, Calif. police, Cruz, who hosted such shows as Calorie Commando and Weighing In, Cruz was arrested Thursday, and will be arraigned Monday. According to reports, some members of the Santa Monica homeless community approached the city’s homeless liason, and explained that Cruz had offered them money to kill a person.

 Juan-Carlos Cruz, of Los Angeles, was arrested  on charges of solicitation to commit murder, police said. according to the biography on his book, “The Juan-Carlos Cruz Calorie Countdown Cookbook.” Cruz being held on $5 million bail.

While at the Bel Air he created pastries for celebrities Gary Oldman, Jack Nicholson, Nancy Reagan, Will Smith, Oprah Winfrey, Jim Carrey, Joe Namath, Prince Philip, Julia Roberts and Russell Crowe, among others. In 2001 he started his website (


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