53 By The Sea - Honolulu, HI
Chef Lance Kosaka fell in love with food well before he pursued it as a profession. He was attracted to the culinary world while growing up in Honolulu attending social gatherings where food brought his friends and family closer together.
For 17 years, Kosaka steadily worked his way through the culinary ranks, working at one of the most recognizable names in Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Alan Wong’s Restaurants, where he served as Executive Chef. He also worked at Café Julia in Downtown Honolulu, as well as SKY Waikiki and the Top of Waikiki Restaurant.
These experiences shaped him into the Chef he is today; Kosaka now oversees the culinary team at 53 By The Sea Restaurant.