Chef Akira Back has restaurants in cities worldwide such as Las Vegas, Dubai, Singapore, Toronto, and Seoul. In addition, 15 restaurants with planned opening dates through 2024 in cities such as San Francisco, Dallas, Boston, Bali, and Paris.
Chef Back drives to bring a sense of adventure and boundless creativity to his culinary creations. Before embarking on his career in the kitchen, he spent his early years as a professional snowboarder. After seven years in the pro-snowboarding circuit, he realized that he felt the same exhilaration in the kitchen as he did on his board. He then pursued a full-time culinary career as a chef.
From extreme sports athlete to Michelin award-winning chef, his journey to culinary success has been anything but dull. For over 20 years, he has enticed the culinary world with his bold interpretations of Asian fare with American influence.
In addition to receiving top accolades, Chef Akira Back has had extensive broadcast experience, appearing on Food Network’s “Iron Chef America,” where he battled Iron Chef Bobby Flay. Chef Back can also be seen on NBC’s “The Today Show,” Food Network’s “Best Thing I Ever Ate,” The Cooking Channel’s “United Tastes of America,” as well as KBS’ “Success Mentor” which aired in Korea.
” It was never your dream if you give up…”Chef Akira Back