From: Akasaka, Japan & Wahiawa

Graduated in: Culinary Arts

What was your favorite food when you were a child?

Mom’s tamago kake gohan, miso soup, and gyoza

What is the most rewarding aspect of being a chef?

Making people happy, and being able to teach and develop others

If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose?

Curious George – I was born in the year of the Monkey, I’ve always been curious.


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