Exquisite Taste - - Jakarta -

Chef Akira Back’s ini­tial foray into the pro­fes­sional kitchen was one for which most of his cus­tomers have been grate­ful for, as the culi­nary world would not be as ex­cit­ing with­out the Seoul-born chef’s au­da­cious and de­light­ful creations. Start­ing off as a pro­fes­sional snow­boarder, Chef Akira started his life­long af­fair with the kitchen as a side job. Drawn by the al­lure of cre­at­ing ad­ven­tur­ous culi­nary de­lights, Chef Akira took the plunge and im­mersed him­self in the culi­nary world.

Chef Akira cut his teeth work­ing his way up in the kitchens of Kenichi in Colorado, Texas and Hawaii. In search of his culi­nary in­spi­ra­tion, Chef Akira made pil­grim­age to Europe and Ja­pan. He worked along­side the es­teemed culi­nary author­ity Brian Na­gao, the ven­er­ated Iron Chef Masa­haru Mo­ri­moto and Nobu Mat­suhisa.

Chef Akira ven­tured out on his own to es­tab­lish the Yel­low­tail Ja­panese Restau­rant & Lounge. Wildly pop­u­lar amongst celebri­ties, lu­mi­nar­ies and high-rollers in Las Ve­gas, it has since gar­nered count­less awards. Since Yel­low­tail, Chef Akira has gone on to es­tab­lish a range of suc­cess­ful res­tau­rants in­clud­ing Kumi, DOSA Seoul, Akira Back In­dia, Akira Back Jakarta and Akira Back Sin­ga­pore.

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