Chef Joseph Yoon creates custom menus that use only the highest quality ingredients to make everything from scratch. He lived in Spain for a year, Germany for four years, and spent his summers in Korea. His global experiences led to a deeply rooted passion for foods from all regions of the world, and today he cooks a wide spectrum of delicious cuisines drawing from his experiences abroad. For over a decade Joseph has been catering for parties large and small, teaching cooking classes, making special romantic dinners, and hosting unique pop-up restaurant events throughout NYC.
After graduating from the French Culinary Institute with top honors, Chef Simi Hansen continued her education abroad, where she experienced the convivial atmosphere of tapas in Spain, fiery dishes in Southeast Asia, and locavore feasts at a biodynamic farm in New Zealand. Upon returning to the San Francisco Bay Area, Simi worked at Oakland’s Camino and renowned caterer Paula LeDuc before founding Wanderlust Catering, which specializes in California cuisine with global influences. In April 2015, she hired a fellow FCI alum, Matthew Kluz, who honed his craft at Waterbar and Paula Le Duc, to be the head chef. The duo places a strong emphasis on locally sourced organic produce and on strong industry relationships.