Chef Mayumi Hattori of Straight Wharf - Biography
Chef Mayumi Hattori’s Zen sensibility manifests itself in all aspects at Straight Wharf, from the décor to the refined platings that blissfully marry art and naturalism. Despite an early introduction to food at her grandmother’s knee, Hattori was a relative latecomer to the industry, leaving behind a position in retail management to pursue a culinary degree at the California Culinary Academy. Taking a page from the books of her mentors, Chef Alex Scrimger and 2006 Rising Star Chef Gabriel Frasca, Hattori’s flavors are pure and unmanipulated. Her contemplative style celebrates product and is a measure of her own promising talent.