Born in Japan, NOBU MATSUHISA was classically trained in a sushi restaurant in Tokyo before he headed to Peru. Subsequently, he ventured to Buenos Aires, Alaska and Los Angeles, where he opened his restaurant, Matsuhisa, in 1987. In 1994, he opened Nobu in New York City, in partnership with actor Robert De Niro. The Los Angeles Times named Chef Nobu one of Southern Californias Rising Stars in 1998; the James Beard Foundation inducted him into Whos Who of Food and Beverage in America in 2002, and also nominated him for Outstanding Chef in 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004. Nobu Matsuhisa has 22 restaurants in more than ten different cities around the world, including 12 in the United States.
THOMAS BUCKLEY worked with Daniel Boulud, Ferran Adria and Jean-Georges Vongerichten before joining Nobu Miami. He is an executive chef who not only interprets his masters cuisine but also brings his own creativity into the kitchen with his knowledge of local ingredients.
Photographer MASASHI KUMA was nominated for a James Beard Award for his photography in Kodanshas Kaiseki: The Exquisite Cuisine of Kyotos Kikunoi Restaurant.