Thanks for stopping by! After coming to the United States from my native Japan I worked for years in front-of-house positions in New York City restaurants. This led to my formal training and graduation from culinary school, making the culinary arts my career of choice.

I worked under a French-trained chef in the NYC area and later moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where I worked with a number of excellent and innovative culinary professionals. Now I would like to share my life-long love of food, and adventures in cooking, dining and travel with you. –Haemi

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