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Behind the Chef Coat


Chef Sam Choy

Posted by Neens on September 14, 2015

OY: If you could share a meal with anyone, who would it be?
SC: Oh, that’s easy! My dogs Nunugirl and Likoboy, because they love my food and they never complain. They love sashimi! When I’m cutting fish I’ll give them sashimi bowls and sometimes I’ll grill them a…

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Behind the Chef Coat


Chef Rayne Frey

Posted by Neens on June 30, 2015

OY: Give away one trick/tip anyone could use in the kitchen?
RF: I’m big on knife respect. Always keep your knives sharp and clean. They are by far the most used tool in the kitchen so take the extra time to take good care of them. Also, never…

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Behind the Chef Coat


Chef Renato Sampaga

Posted by Neens on June 23, 2015

OY: If you could share a meal with any one person, who would it be and why?
RS: About 29 years ago while serving as a combat field medic and lab tech in the U.S. Army, 1986, somewhere in the middle of a jungle in Honduras, in a secluded village… I shared my…

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Behind the Chef Coat


Chef Andy Tanaka

Posted by Neens on June 17, 2015

OY: If you could share a meal with any one person, who would it be and why?
AT: If I could share a meal with any one person it would have to be my grandfather. I have never met him in my life, but he was a chef in…

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Behind the Chef Coat


Chef Steve Knox

Posted by Neens on May 23, 2015

OY: What inspires you in and out of the kitchen?
SK: Music – whatever I am listening to in my immediate surroundings at…

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Behind the Chef Coat


Chef John Park

Posted by Neens on May 20, 2015

OY: What inspires you in and out of the kitchen?
JP: In the kitchen: a clean kitchen, quality product and working alongside passionate people with the same mindset. Out of the kitchen: traveling, wineries, eating at great places…

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Behind the Chef Coat


Chef Kurt Metzger

Posted by Neens on May 20, 2015

OY: If you could share a meal with any one person, who would it be?
KM: Anthony Bourdain. He’s a pioneer in the food industry, being one of the first who was able to be open and verbal about how…

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Behind the Chef Coat


Chef Keoni Simmons

Posted by Neens on May 13, 2015

We appreciate and delight in the food, but what’s cooking beyond the dish? In a new series, Ono Yum steps out of the kitchen and gets a peek at the man behind the chef coat. To kick us off, meet Chef Keoni Simmons of Sushi on a Roll.

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