Chef and owner of the hottest “cold kitchen” in town, this Seoul native makes sushi—and a host of hot-kitchen Japanese staples.
But the devoted husband and dad didn’t always plan on cookery. Lucky for us, it planned on him: “Honestly I wasn't looking for cooking. I set out to be a computer engineer and in computer information systems, and my first year that changed. I think cooking found me, and I'm glad it did.”
With know-how he acquired via an assembly of years under two Master chefs, followed by training in over two dozen Japanese restos scattered across the U.S. (he came of age in the States), his boho approach has yielded the sweet success that is now Sono — or “the” spot to be. - courtesy of Triangle.com
PETERKIM, HEAD SUSHI CHEF
Peter Kim is from Seoul, South Korea and has been in Raleigh for 7 years; which he now calls home. He loves making creative sushi rolls that keep the guests excited and eager for more. In his days away from Sono you can likely find him enjoying the company of his two dogs, Loui and Max. Don't be surprised if one day you find him behind the wheel of a race car... it's his ultimate dream job! For now, you can catch him behind the sushi bar. And we're happy about that!
JESSICA HARRELSON, MANAGER
She is from Bryan, TX and has been in Raleigh since she was 5. She studied Modern Dance at UNC School of the Arts and often times teaches classes in her spare time. She loves nothing more than being a FOH Manager and aspires to do it in her own restaurant one day.
photo by David Williams [www.dwppc.com]
COLTON ORTEGO, MANAGER
He is originally from Baton Rouge, LA and has been in the Raleigh area since 1996.He is a married father of 2 and spends all of his extra time with his family. He got his BS degree in Emergency Medical Care from Western Carolina University.He has a background in sales and medicine, loves working with people and looks forward to exciting opportunities at Sono.
ALEJANDRO CRISOSTOMO, BAR MANAGER
He is originally from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic but has been a Raleigh native for over 15 years. He dreams of being an MLB umpire one day because he loves the sport so much- working for the Texas Rangers would be ideal!