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Shoji Namatame

Date of Birth: October 1968
Place of Birth: Japan
Marital Status: Married
Length on Guam: 4 Years

Employed at: Trump Intl. Hotel & Tower Waikiki Beach Walk
Title: Executive Chef

Previous Employment
Sheraton Kauai Resort, Kauai
Kapalua Bay, Maui
Westin Resort Guam
Westin Maui, Maui
Grand Wailea Resort & Spa, Maui
Restaurant Yuu, Los Angeles

Culinary Training
From my uncle and mother

How Do You Describe Your Style of Cooking?
"Each country has its own customs and they differ from one country to another - so many countries - so many customs - I always change my style to suit!"

Do You Have a Particular Philosophy about Food?
"Simple is Best"

What is Your Favorite Cuisine?
"Every good tasting cuisine"

What is Your Favorite Dish to Prepare?
"Seafood"

What is Your Favorite Beverage?
"Heinkein Beer"

What Do You Cook for Yourself if You're Hungry?
"Anything I have because hunger is the best sauce!"

If You Could Ask Three Famous Chefs (Living or Historical Figures) to Dinner and Cook for Them, Who Would You Invite?
1) "Rosanjin Kitaoji"
2) "Nobuyuki Matsuhisa"
3) "Alan Wong"

What Would You Cook?
"Something new"

Do You Eat SPAM®?
"Yes"

If You Could Only Eat One Cuisine for the Rest of Your Life, What Would It Be?
"Japanese"