Chase is San Fran born and raised. Son of legendary sushi chef Sachio Kojima. Chase worked for his dad in his O.G. restaurant from the age of nine. Sachio never gave Chase praise or taught him his skills; instead Chase was told to steal the techniques from him.
Chase moved to Vegas to work under Nobu Matsuhisa. Chefs in Nobu would tell Chase that he wasn’t worthy to touch their fish in the kitchen. His dad also told him they’d only let him wash the dishes. Chase decided to prove them wrong. To show them not only that he was worthy to touch fish, but he was going to prepare that fish better than anyone. Within a couple of years, aged 26, Chase became the Head Chef and helped open and manage multiple Nobu’s around the world (Dubai, London, LA, Vegas, Bahamas, etc...) The fish touching was going O.K. for him.
When Chase had enough of being awesome at the Nobu group, he came to Australia to be awesome on a 4th continent. With fundamentals honed at the world’s best restaurants and a unique palate that has been shaped by an American upbringing and a global life. Chase is essentially the John Wick of chefs. Plus, he looks wicked in black.