Kuniko is living the American Dream, and she came to food in a roundabout way. Unhappy working in finance in her native Japan, Kuniko picked up and moved to Los Angeles, getting a job as a server at a noodle house in Los Angeles. Here, she met Chef David Myers of the Michelin starred Sona, who, moved by Kuniko’s passion and zeal, suggested she test her culinary aspirations in his kitchen. Not only did she rise to the challenge -- an un-trained cook in one of the city’s most famed kitchens -- she blossomed. Five years later, she is Myers’ protégé and most recently served as Executive Chef of his popular Los Angeles restaurant, Comme Ça. She will be opening his upcoming Los Angeles restaurant as Executive Chef in December 2012. In 2010, Kuniko was named StarChef.com’s Rising Star.
S10 - Kuniko Yagi
Posted Nov 18, 2012 @ 12:35 PM
Posted Nov 22, 2012 @ 3:32 AM
I also think that in a few years, when she is more secur with her English language skills , she will do better in a competition like thiis.
I wish her plenty of culinary success!
Posted Nov 22, 2012 @ 11:58 PM
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Posted Nov 23, 2012 @ 6:06 PM
Very sweet gentlewoman, and her good dishes looked moutwateringly good to me. Best of luck to her always.
Posted Nov 27, 2012 @ 12:15 PM
Posted Jan 18, 2013 @ 2:26 AM
That being said, I would love to see the look of confusion on the cheftestants' faces when Kuniko, out of everyone, returns to the competition.
Posted Jan 18, 2013 @ 3:35 AM
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