New York, NY
David Joo is the executive sous chef of the Peninsula New York, a Forbes 5 star hotel. He oversees Clement Restaurant, a Forbes 4 star restaurant inside the hotel. He also graduated from the French Culinary Institute(ICC) and the Culinary Institute of America. As a cook he has worked for renowned chef Daniel Boulud at DB Bistro, April Bloomfield at John Dory Oyster Bar, restaurateur Stephen Starr at Buddakan, Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant Family Recipe, and was the sous chef for Robert DeNiro and Drew Nieporent's Tribeca Grill. He is a Korean American chef that places a huge emphasis on sustainability.