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Chef James Ung – Cuisine du Jour Featured Chef

Chef James Ung was born in Malaysia, and moved to the United States at the age of 18 to attend Northwood University in Midland, Michigan where he majored in International Business and Economics.  His first venture into the culinary world was at Genji – a Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar in Midland where he was a Teppanyaki Chef for 4 years, creating delicious meals in front of his guests. (Did we mention that Wolf is bringing out a new Teppanyaki Griddle Module?!)  He then moved to Chicago and worked under a notable French chef for 2 years at the Marriot Hotel in Oak Brook, Illinois.  Moving back to Michigan, Chef James was promoted to Sushi Chef back at Genji where he created delicious delicacies for 3 years.   

His most recent ventures include opening 2 restaurants; the first, Basil Thai Bistro, which he opened with his wife’s family who are of Thai and Laotian origin.  The second restaurant was Blossoms Asian Bistro in Midland which he opened with fellow chefs with whom he had worked at Genji years before.   

Chef James’ has a unique interest in both Italian and Mexican Cuisine.  He is currently working on his latest project – a third restaurant in the same area which he comments will be a “Burger Joint” !  But not just any burger joint, this one will feature Fusion Flavors – so it’s “not your Mama’s cheese burger” that you will be ordering here!  Stay tuned.  More excitement to come from this young chef!