Sang Yoon

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Sang Yoon
ResidenceLos Angeles California, United States
OccupationChef, restaurateur

Sang Yoon is a South Korean born-American restaurateur, chef and the owner of the Father's Office gastropub,[1][2] chef and owner of Lukshon Restaurant, and the chef/partner in Two Birds One Stone.[3] Chef Yoon was a contestant on Bravo Network's Top Chef Masters Season 5.[4][5]

Life and career[edit]

Yoon began his career in fine dining in Michelin-starred kitchens of Paris, New York, and Los Angeles including work at Chinois on Main and later as executive chef of Michael’s, Santa Monica’s famous dining destination for contemporary California cuisine.[6] In 2000, Yoon struck out on his own by renovating his favorite local dive bar, Father’s Office, where he trailblazed the gastropub movement in L.A. and beyond.[7] Father’s Office is critically and popularly acclaimed for its signature craft brew selection of over 55 local and small-batch varieties and the proprietary “Office Burger” has been hailed as the country’s best burger by the TODAY Show and Esquire magazine.[8]

Yoon has been profiled as a craft beer expert in USA Today, Food & Wine magazine, and National Public Radio and has been featured as a guest judge on Bravo’s Top Chef and competing chef on Top Chef Masters.[9][10] February 2011 saw Yoon’s return to fine dining with the debut of Lukshon, a modern restaurant dedicated to traditional and creative Southeast Asian flavors that was recently named the #3 restaurant in Los Angeles from venerable food critic Jonathan Gold of the LA Times.[11] In June 2016, Yoon opened Two Birds One Stone, a restaurant project in California's wine country.[12] Yoon credits the loves of his life—champagne and hockey—with helping him to achieve an ideal work/life balance.[13]


  1. ^ Edward Iwata, "Chef Sang Yoon makes his mark with beer and burgers" USA Today
  2. ^ "5@5 - Chef Sang Yoon", CNN, 10 August 2010
  3. ^ "Two chefs make a win at Two Birds/One Stone in St. Helena". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2017-04-27.
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  5. ^ Elina Shatkin, "Sampler Platter: Sang Yoon's new noodle bar, Steven's Steakhouse, 'natural meat' & more". Los Angeles Times, 20 January 2009.
    Caroline, Crack (22 April 2008). "Father's Office II on Opening Night". LAist. Archived from the original on 26 June 2008. Retrieved 16 October 2009.
  6. ^ Muhlke, Christine. "The Insider: Sang Yoon." T: The New York Times Style Magazine, 9 August 2010.
  7. ^ "The Keg vs. The Cork in Sonoma". Food & Wine, June 2007.
  8. ^ Scattergood, Amy. "Food Fight: the Foundry VS. Father's Office". LA Weekly, 29 July 2009.
  9. ^ "Homemade XO Sauce". Saveur Magazine Archived 2014-07-14 at the Wayback Machine, Jan/Feb 2011.
  10. ^ NPR Books, 6 August 2006
  11. ^ "Chef Sang Yoon". Retrieved 2017-04-24.
  12. ^ "Two chefs make a win at Two Birds/One Stone in St. Helena". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2017-04-24.
  13. ^ "Chef Sang Yoon". Retrieved 2017-04-24.

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