Guillermo Rodriguez was born in 1956 in the village of Peach, in Cajon del Maipo, (Metropolitan Region of Chile). After finishing school, he completed his higher education in Inacp, where he graduated in 1976 as a Technician in International Cuisine. Following apprenticeships in Chile, he earned a scholarship to study at the Paris Hotel School. In 1980, he helped in creating the first French restaurant in Chile, L’Etoile.
In 1992, he joined the Plaza San Francisco Hotel as executive chef and in 1998, the television crew for Great Chefs television showed up to tape Chef Guillermo for their Great Chefs of the World television series.
He has gone on to receive many awards from Spain and Chile, and in 2008 he created a company that specializes in new Chilean cuisine called Gastronomic Space (Aceros Chile), and is president for the Chilean chapter of “Les Toques Blanches”.