Sang Yoon is the chef and proprietor of Father's Office gastropub and Lukshon restaurant in Los Angeles, California. Yoon began his career in fine dining in Michelin-starred kitchens in 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 both Top Chef and 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 and in 2014, Yoon will partner with prolific pastry chef Sherry Yard to revive L.A.’s iconic Helms Bakery. Yoon credits the loves of his life—champagne and hockey—with helping him to achieve an ideal work/life balance.
The Latest from Sang
'Top Chef Masters' Goes Back to School
Ep 9: The chefs honor teachers from the Los Angeles Unified School District with meals prepared especially for them.
The Fish Challenge - The Dishes
Ep 7: The chefs create fishy dishes -- some fishier than others.
Why Is TCM's Sang Yoon Obsessed with Bathrooms?
Top Chef Masters' Yoon and Jenn Louis launch hilarious new video series.
Restaurant Wars - The Dishes
Ep 5: The chefs battle it out with Los Angeles-inspired restaurants.
Clash of the Restaurant Titans
Ep 5: The chefs duke it out to impress guest Busy Philipps in Restaurant Wars.
Ep 3: The chefs treat Curtis and Lindsay Price to a Masters-catered engagement party.
Ep 3: The chefs make sexy, murderous, and greedy dishes for the cast of 'Days of Our Lives.'