Jeffrey Lunak - Hawaii Food & Wine Festival


Jeffrey Lunak

Sumo Dog - Los Angeles, CA

Jeffrey Lunak brings more than 18 years of experience to his role as founder and president of Sumo Dog the innovative hot dog restaurant with an Asian-Mex twist. Most recently, Jeffrey was SVP and chief culinary officer of Madison Holdings, where he managed a wide range of responsibilities from concept branding to vendor liaison, chef training and business development.

He has held positions at some of the country’s most reputable restaurants and hotels, including the Mandarin Oriental Washington DC and La Quinta Resort and Club (a Waldorf Astoria Collection property). But most notably he served as senior corporate chef for “Iron Chef” Masaharu Morimoto.

He was chef de cuisine at Morimoto’s first restaurant in Philadelphia, and opening executive chef for the highly regarded Morimoto Napa, where he earned three stars from the San Francisco Chronicle’s Michael Bauer, and a Best New Restaurant accolade from Food & Wine. In his corporate role he was charged with the opening duties for additional locations in Waikiki, Maui, and Mexico City, as well as research and development for the project that eventually became Morimoto Asia at Disney World in Orlando.

Lunak also appeared on numerous episodes of Iron Chef America, as well as United Tastes of America with Jeffrey Saad.