Joji Sumi
San Francisco, CA


Chef Joji is the executive chef and creator of 'Through the Kitchen Window' pop-up series, in addition to cooking for the Nopalito group. Born in Japan and raised in Michigan, he started cooking at the age of 16 when he took a position in a small Michigan restaurant. There, he spent six years working closely with local farmers and gained a deep appreciation for ingredients and their sources. Over the course of the next decade, he's worked in kitchens in Connecticut, Florida, and Chicago.