As chef and general manager, Gary Chu oversees all aspects of the operations at both his family's properties; Gary Chu's Gourmet Chinese Cuisine and Osake California Style Japanese Restaurant. Trained in Osaka, Japan Gary brings a unique perspective to Asian cuisine preparation and presentation. Both restaurants offer "signature" dishes that are created seasonally incorporating the freshest and finest ingredients available.
The Chu family tradition of excellence started 1887 when Gary's great grandfather opened a small neighborhood eatery in the Shantung province of China. The family business was passed on to Gary's grandfather Young Chu who ran the business until 1947. "During the war our family's restaurant could not survive. The effects of the Chinese revolution forced my father and his family to flee to Manchuria in northeastern China" recalls Gary. The family stayed only long enough to escape to South Korea. It was there, in Korea, that Young Chu and his son Wei Chu opened the "East China" restaurant.