Chef Aaron Cuschieri has worked in some of the top kitchens in the country including, Assaggi Bistro in his home state of Michigan, to the world-renowned Alinea in Chicago. Ultimately, Aaron earned a position at Takashi Restaurant where he met his most influential mentor, Takashi Yagihashi. Under Takashi’s direction, Aaron further developed his simple and fresh cooking philosophy, learning the importance of upholding the integrity of ingredients and always looking for the right balance of texture and flavor. Recognizing his skills, Chef Takashi tapped Aaron to oversee his Japanese comfort food concept, Slurping Turtle, as Executive Chef. Outside of the kitchen, Aaron spends his time playing guitar and drums, reading the latest cookbook and taking advantage of Chicago’s emerging culinary scene.