Executive Chef Mikhail Shvarts, Chef/Manager Robert Perez, and the rest of the Bon Appétit team at SAP in Palo Alto, CA, were proud to host Amy Kimoto- Kahn as a part of Bon Appétit’s Star Chefs education series.
The author of “Simply Ramen” and “Simply Hot Pots,” Amy is a yonsei (a fourth-generation Japanese-American) who hails from Boulder, CO. Guests enjoyed her presentation about the history of ramen and her interpretations of the dish, which she developed starting as a child growing up around Japanese food and later as an adult with a food-loving circle of relatives and friends. Amy’s outlook on respecting Japanese traditions while adapting them to modern tastes resonated with attendees.
Amy’s visit also included a tasting of her ginger chicken ramen, a book signing, and a lively question and answer session with guests. The Bon Appétit team at SAP embraces opportunities such as this one, where they can dive deeply into the work of visiting cookbook authors and share the experience with culinary staff as well as guests.
Submitted by Mikhail Shvarts, Executive Chef