Although born and raised in Korea, Kyle has always had a passion for Japanese cuisine. Moving to London at the age of 15, Kyle’s interest in in the industry lead him to study hospitality management, with a focus on food and beverage.
Following his passion and desire to fully understand the workings of the kitchen, Kyle had his first introduction to Japanese cooking with an internship at a local restaurant. Upon finishing his studies Kyle held a number of roles at key London hotels including the Hilton Metropolitan and W Hotel within their Asian restaurants, before moving to Osaka, Japan for 6-months to further develop his skills in an authentic Japanese kitchen. Returning to the UK, Kyle worked for Chotto Matte and Café Royal before joining the team at Mei Ume in April 2019 as Head Sushi Chef.
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