The culinary talent in our kitchen continues to grow with the addition of Willy Ono. Most recently Willy was in Europe working at such iconic restaurants as Mugaritz and Noma (both listed in the top 50 restaurants in the world) as well as up and coming restaurants like Relae in Denmark. Prior to his work in Europe he was a sous chef at the Mandarin Oriental in New York. When it comes to having a refined international palate, Willy had a bit of a head start, growing up with a Japanese father and Columbian mother. He has a passion for exploring new cultures, ingredients and techniques. I think he is the perfect person to work with Jacob and I on developing new menus and accomplishing our ambitious goals. It is my pleasure to welcome him and his family to Big Sur.