My friend Junko is the most multi-talented, hardworking, generous and humble person that I know. She is a passionate baker and patisserie. She began working for Holly Smith at Cafe Juanita in Kirkland, WA about a year ago. She already received a rising start award from Star Chefs 2015 in Seattle last December amongst many talented chefs like Brady Williams of Canlis, Marie Rutherford of The Whale Wins, Edouardo Jordan of Salary to name a few. She was also recently nominated as a semifinalist for the James Beard Award 2016. Huge congratulations to her! Thanks for your inspiration, friendship and support!
The photos are taken at the Star Chef events back in December.