HOMETOWN: Whitmore Village, Hawaii
RESIDES IN: Las Vegas
POSITION: Executive Chef, Executive Sushi Chef & Chef Consultant
CULINARY EDUCATION: Self-taught
FAVORITE SIMPLE RECIPE: For summer: Ahi tuna, green onions, ginger, garlic, cilantro, bonito and hot peanut oil. For spring: Mesclun lettuce, chopped romaine, roasted macadamia nuts, boursin cheese, strawberries and mango yuzu vinaigrette.
BIO: Gene is currently developing menus for major corporations and is the soon to be Executive Chef of a new concept for a major hotel and casino in Las Vegas. Born and raised in Hawaii, he relocated to Las Vegas and began his career as a dishwasher. Through hard work and dedication over the years, he has experienced all facets of life in the professional kitchen. He has gained wisdom and experience in management positions at various restaurants and has been blessed to work for and with some of the most extraordinary chefs in the world. His cooking philosophy has always been "think outside the box" and his love for pacific fusion compliments his cooking style. He is trained in basic French and Italian with an emphasis on Pacific Rim, Hawaiian fusion, and the art of sushi.
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