Terry and Laura Craig are the sole owners of Jalapeno Inferno.They started with the Scottsdale road location in 1999, and have progressively built the business into one of the valley’s most respected and recognized name for quality, authentic Mexican food.
Both Terry and Laura are alumni of Big 4 restaurants under the helm of industry veteran Lee Cohn. A Phoenix-based powerhouse restaurant chain in the 1980’s, they were revered to be among the best in the country. Terry went on to the hotel/resort business with the worlds largest hotel management company, Richfield Hospitality , where he served as corporate director of food and beverage. During his tenure he supervised a portfolio of properties across the country, reconceptualizing restaurants along the way. Laura was an original member of the Paradise Bakery team that established the successful Phoenix market. She was instrumental in their early success as senior general manager. Her resume also includes tenure as training director, senior management, marketing and accounting.
The Craig’s live in north Phoenix, continue to play an active role in the operations, and are frequently seen in the restaurants. They have 5 children and 5 grandchildren, luckily all living in the Phoenix area.