THE CHEF

Akira Back

Akira Back at Four Seasons - Seoul

Born in Korea and raised in Aspen, Colorado, Michelin Star award winning Chef Akira Back brings a sense of adventure and boundless creativity to his culinary creations. Before embarking on his career in the kitchen, Back spent his early years as professional snowboarder, appearing in extreme sports movies and garnering praise from the sport’s top trade publications. Back eventually retired from snowboarding and took his need for speed and desire for adventure to culinary school.

Back has since brought his culinary expertise and artistry across the globe, opening restaurants in Dubai, Beverly Hills, San Diego, Seychelles North Island, Toronto, Singapore, Seoul and more. He currently operates 16 locations under his banner, with plans to open 10 more over the next 2 years in cities including: London, Paris, San Francisco, Houston, Riyadh, Marrakech, Dallas and Orlando.

The Akira Back brand is a diverse portfolio of restaurants and lounges around the globe which pride themselves on creating innovative culinary experiences combined with a social atmosphere and elegant ambiance. The mission statement is to make unforgettable memories for guests by revolutionizing the dining experience through one-of-a-kind dishes and gracious service.

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