Chef Yong Soo Do, Silencio
Representing host restaurant Silencio, is Korean-born, Toronto-raised Chef Yong Soo Do, who was inspired to pursue a culinary career early on by his mother. At Silencio, Yong serves up refined renditions of traditional Japanese izakaya dishes. Yong Soo’s culinary repertoire includes working under Canadian icon Chef Mark McEwan, Hong Kong’s celebrated Chef Vicky Cheng and UK Iron Chef Judy Joo, also crediting ‘Demon Chef’ Alvin Leung as his long time mentor. We expect to see a well-executed contemporary version of the sando using premium Japanese ingredients.