Peggi Ince-Whiting - Sushi Chef
Peggi Ince-Whiting has been making sushi in Utah for over 30 years.  She is one of a handful of female chefs to work behind a sushi bar in Japan.  Peggi was trained by Sushi Master Inou at Hama Sushi in Tokyo.  After finishing her apprenticeship under Master Inou, Peggi returned to her native Utah to open her own restaurant, Ichiban Sushi.  Over the 20 years that Peggi owned and operated Ichiban she received many awards and acknowledgements for her talent from US publications such as Bon Appetite Magazine, Fine Cooking Magazine and Zagats.  She has also received notations in numerous Japanese publications. 

Kyoto Restaurant is happy to welcome and proud to announce Peggi Ince-Whiting's addition to the sushi bar.  Peggi's love of Japanese cuisine and creative combinations of new flavors are an exciting new aspect for patrons of Kyoto.




Steve Park - Sushi Chef
Steve Park began learning his artistic style of sushi making at Samurai Sushi in Sacramento, CA.  After 10 years of developing his skills, he moved to the Bay Area where he spent the next 10 years at Zakuro Sushi.  Steve continued to hone his abilities in other fine California establishments until he decided to move to Utah and explore opportunities in the Rocky Mountains.  

Steve's artistic eye and creative skills have added beauty and sophistication to the sushi at Kyoto Restaurant.  His incredible displays of sashimi and sushi presentation show the real artistry of his work.