Sang Yoon is the chef and proprietor of Father’s Office gastropub and Lukshon restaurant in Los Angeles, and the chef and partner of Two Birds/One Stone in St. Helena, California. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 is named one of the top 5 restaurants in Los Angeles from venerable food critic Jonathan Gold of the Los Angeles Times. In June 2016, Yoon opened Two Birds/One Stone, a restaurant project in California’s wine country alongside chef Douglas Keane and will debut his third Father’s Office concept in downtown Los Angeles in early 2018. Yoon credits the loves of his life—champagne and hockey—with helping him to achieve an ideal work/life balance.
Awards & Press
- James Beard Award